Ntshumayelo tells the tale of his struggle after four-year ban

Ntshumayelo tells the tale of his struggle after four-year ban

It was an emotionally time for former Orlando Pirates midfielder. Speaking out about his four-year ban after testing positive for cocaine in 2016, Thandani Ntshumayelo could not hold back the tears.

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Ntshumayelo revealed the struggles he has gone through since his ban, to SABC Sport.

“I was sitting at home doing nothing, gained weight, about 12-15 kg. I was thinking too much, I lost hope. And when my son was born I realised I made a mistake and I am paying for it now. My girlfriend encouraged me to start jogging to clear my head,” said Ntshumayelo.

“I would see people on the street while I was jogging and they would tell me they miss seeing me playing football, and I would stop and go back home to cry and sleep.”

Ntshumayelo has had people offering to help him make an income for him and his family.

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“There is a businessman who called me after my interview on radio, he has offer to give me a bursary to study project management, and I am starting in June.”

The father of this former Pirates man, is taking care of Ntshumayelo by paying his bills.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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