SLTV: 'The Hardest Player I Played Against Was Nurkovic'
In this exclusive SLTV interview with Polokwane City defender, Nicolas Motloung, the 24-year-old shares his journey to becoming a professional footballer and what it takes to make it in the PSL.
As a young teenager, Motloung started out in athletics, winning countless medals in 800m and 1500m events.
However, despite his athletic ability, his love for football was too strong to hold off and once he fully committed to the game, he never looked back.
Growing in a small household with his mother, late father and late sister, life for the Polokwane City defender anything but easy.
However, by the time he’d been scouted by Kaizer Chiefs legend and youth coach, Ace Khuse, his pathway to the professional didn’t look too far off.
As luck would have it, he was released by the Glamour Boys academy after sustaining a long-term injury.
Find out how the defender fought his way through, the lessons he’s learned and the lofty heights he aims to reach.
During this exclusive, he also said…
- "I had to pack my things and relocate to Limpopo…"
- "He told me that I had been promoted to the first team…"
- "I concentrated in football and school…"
- "Every day you have to become a new player…"
- "I was ashamed of the position that we were in…"
Do you think that a defender like Motloung would fit in the Kaizer Chiefs team?