- Makhosi Luthuli once starred for Banyana Banyana
- However, she had a cancerous growth on her face for several years
- She has now been given a second chance after a live-changing operation
Former Banyana Banyana player Makhosi Luthuli has been given a second chance at living a normal life after undergoing a life-changing operation.
Prior to the operation on 18 July, Makhosi had lived with a large cancerous growth on her face since 2011, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to Jacaranda FM, doctors diagnosed Makhosi's growth as Adenocarcinoma, a form of glandular cancer.
Despite her condition, the brave 46-year-old continued her work as a soccer coach in KwaZulu-Natal.
Operation Healing Hands finally learned of her plight earlier this year. It generously funded the operation that removed the growth at Wilders Hospital, Pretoria, on Mandela Day.
Doctors were also able to save Makhosi's left eye, which had been shut by the growth. In addition, they implanted a prosthetic upper jaw because the growth had eaten away her left jaw.
The ex-midfielder, who was nicknamed "troublemaker" in her heyday, will now live a normal life after recovering from the operation. She will only have a small scar left on her face.
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