- Siphelele Mthembu's move from the Kaizer Chiefs to the Free State Stars was mainly motivated by the fact that he'll be closer to his mom
- The unmarried footballer added he was still a mama's boy
-And, now he gets to send more time with the woman who brought him into this life
Siphelele Mthembu might be one of the most fiercest players on a field, but when it comes to his mother, he is quite the softy.
Mthembu moved from the Kaizer Chiefs to the Free State Stars not only for his career but also because he would be much closer to his mother.
He said he did not hesitate because he knew he would spend much more time with his mother.
He is now only two-hours away from his mother, who lives in their family home in Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal. Mthembu says he would go and visit every two days, adding he is still a "mama's boy".
According to Mthembu, he and his mother grew very close after his father passed away in 2004.
"As a boy, when you lose your father, life becomes difficult but with my mother it was never like that. She has always been there.", he said.
Other than being a self-proclaimed mama's boy, the centre-forward is also a modest man. Unlike other footballers who flash their wealth, Mthembu is seen driving around in a VW Polo Cross.
"I do not like expensive stuff. I'm a simple man. I chose to buy the Polo Cross because it's a simple car. Even on gadgets, I don't spend much. My phone is a Samsung J7," Mthembu said, adding "Even my clothes are not high-priced. I am not into fashion. I just buy anything that looks nice, I don't buy brands".
Mthembu is also a religious man. He added when he's not hanging out with his mom or the club, he likes to read Christian literature.
"I am a man of God. I spend most of my time indoors reading books about Christianity. At the moment I am reading a book written by the Apostle Paul, titled Dear Christianity. I also watch religious documentaries," said the player.
It is a good thing he is so close to his mother, because according to the footballer he does not have many friends in soccer.
Mthembu added he's only close to two other players, Happy Jele and Sipho Jembula.
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