Award-winning musician, Sjava, always knew what he wanted to do with his life - it was either music or soccer. But he feels that his lack of discipline prevented him from making soccer his career - much to the pleasure of his many fans.
Musician Sjava spent most of his time as a child divided between music and soccer. He always knew he would make one or the other his career one day.
"I've always known that it would be soccer or music for me. Even here, I used to play for Hillbrow Action Killers. Our coach was Bab' Khuzwayo. I played soccer and even went to Wits and trained there.
"I played for a team in Sandalwood as well. Growing up my time was taken up by either soccer or music."
The talented muso behind Umama talked about how his lack of discipline is what prevented him from pursuing a career in soccer, according to TimesLIVE.
Sjava admitted that he often got red cards for getting aggressive in the matches and that music was really his first love.
It was his calling, and he could not ignore it.
"First of all, I was not disciplined enough for soccer. For one, I would always get red cards because of fighting... I was very bad. I didn't like gym as well, in terms of soccer I really wasn't as disciplined as I should have been.
"It got to a point where I just went back to music because music was my first love. Even acting couldn't replace music.
"I love acting and soccer but music was a calling I had to heed."
Well, we're happy Sjava chose the road he did - his music is adored and admired by many.
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