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RADIO: 'They Told Me That I Was Too Skinny'

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In the latest edition of My Starter Pack, SuperSport United midfielder Teboho Mokoena recalls getting scouted as a youngster by primary school teacher Charles Molefe, and how he played every position before settling on central midfielder.

“Actually I played every position, I was a striker, I was a center-back, I was a right-back, left-back, left-wing, I’ve played everywhere”, Mokoena reveals to SL Radio. He opens up on his time at Harmony Sports Academy, which led directly to him being scouted by SuperSport United.

“[When] I got scouted, we were playing at the Coca Cola [initiative] I think in 2012, in Bloemfontein” explains Mokoena, “When I got there I was too skinny, even the guys were laughing at me, they said ‘Ay Bra, you’re too skinny but you’ve got a big foot’”.

The 23-year-old also talks about his relationship with former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, who is responsible for handing Mokoena both his Premier Soccer League and international debuts.

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