On Thursday morning, former Bafana Bafana footballer, Siboniso Gaxa, scored a major life goal. The former Kaizer Chiefs star graduated from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits).
On 28 March, 2019, Siboniso Gaxa graduated from Wits with a degree in Political Science and Social Studies.
Gaxa said he was motivated to pursue a higher education qualification after seeing how his fellow footballers suffered after retiring.
TimesLIVE reported Gaxa saw how some footballers had millions in their bank accounts at the time of retirement, yet now they have nothing left.
"After retirement, players go back to the same poverty where they come from and that really breaks my heart," he said.
Gaxa also shared how he placed a high importance on education even while he still played for the Chiefs and he could not understand why his teammates did not do the same.
Briefly.co.za gathered Gaxa's fellow footballer, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, took to social media to share a photo of the graduate, writing an inspiration post about his achievement.
"A true example of there’s life before, during and after football. He inspired me to work hard on the field and keeps doing that off the field. He’s always been a hard worker and proud of this dude. Let’s live, learn and appreciate the good that are done by," the post was captioned.
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