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Chiefs Star Opens Up On Journey To Promotion

A Kaizer Chiefs youngster has explained how his life has changed since being promoted to the Amakhosi first team.

Karabo Molefe was promoted to Chiefs’ first team set-up back in February 2019, when he was just 16-years-old and speaking to Amakhosi’s official website, the young goalkeeper opened up about his childhood and the road which lead him to be part of one of the biggest clubs in Mzansi.

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“I was born in Soweto (Dube) and stayed there until I was about 5 years old. I now live in the south of Johannesburg,” Molefe said.

“I was at Verney College and due to my promotion to the first team, I had to do home-schooling. I am now in Grade 11 through the Mulbarton Home-school Centre.”

“I started playing football when I was 7 at Jabez Football (Coached by Lyle Bennet). I was very chubby when I was young (chuckles). My mom was very worried about my health – she then took it upon herself to choose a sport for me so I could lose weight and stay healthy. Also, my dad was a football player back in the day, hence my mom chose football for me.  And that is how my football career started.”

“I had a lot of people who helped me become a football player and to reach this level. My uncle (helper) who has been working for us since I was 6 used to walk me to training when I had no transport about 4km away from home. He would train me at home when we had days off. My uncle believed that no one deserves a day off until they reached their dreams.”

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“My mom and dad still play a vital role in my career. They multitask to assist my career development. They serve as transporters, advisors, managers, and just anything you can think of. The rest of my family have also been supportive throughout my whole career, especially my cousins,” he said.

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