- South African soccers star, Siphiwe Tshabalala, opened up about what happened when his mother passed away in 2010
- She had been ill and in hospital and he promised to dedicate his performance to her
- Siphiwe helped the Kaizer Chiefs win against the Orlando Pirates - keeping his promise to his mom and she passed away shortly after
During an interview with sports presenter Robert Marawa, SA soccer star Siphiwe Tshabalala remembered the time when his mom passed away.
It was around the time that the Soweto derby of 2010 took place and he promised his mother that he would help the Kaizer Chiefs win.
He delivered on his promise and scored a goal to clinch the 3-0 win in the Telkom Knockout Final played at the FNB Stadium.
"I whispered in her ear that tomorrow we are playing against Pirates in the Telkom Cup. We are going to win the Telkom Cup – I am going to score and I dedicate that to you. I will come back on Sunday 5 December) and bring you the medal."
Siphiwe took back the medal to his mother in hospital and returned to his hotel. He had kept his word and made his mother proud.
Sadly, shortly after that, he received a call from falling asking him to come back to the hospital, and he knew something was wrong.
"I got a call around 12.30pm. And then I could feel that something is not right here. It was a lonely drive from Ruimsig to Protea Glen.
"As I parked outside‚ I could feel that the energy is not good. So‚ as I went inside‚ that’s when they told me that she had passed on."
It was a difficult time for the soccer player, Briefly.co.za gathered. He felt like it was his own end.
See the interview here:
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