- Nkosinathi Onyedikachi Ononogbu is a South African soccer player who plays for Black Leopards FC
- Nkosinathi recently scored his first goal and his mother, Nomvula Masuku could not contain her pride
- Nomvula shared that Nkosinathi had a difficult childhood but used soccer to help him get through life
Nomvula Masuku is a proud South African mother who could not be more excited at her son's achievement. According to Nomvula, her last-born child is Black Leopards FC's player, Nkosinathi Onyedikachi Ononogbu.
Black Leopards faced Moroka Swallows over the weekend. Although Leopards didn't manage to win, Nkosinathi scored their only goal. According to his mother's post, this was Nkosinathi's first goal for the team.
Nomvula stated that the young man struggled financially during his childhood. They had nothing to eat and no money for him to carry to school. This didn't deter the young man from playing soccer and as his mom says: "The rest is history."
Nomvula's full post on the #ImStaying group read:
"My last-born grew up struggling, going to school without eating anything with no money to carry to school. God kept him playing football with his school shoes. I had to buy them five times a year. Oh my God, the rest is history. Today (Sunday) he scored his first goal for PSL Black Leopards. Nkosinathi Onyedikachi Ononogbu Glory be to the most high God. That's why #ImStaying."
Stayers felt an immediate sense of pride rush over them while reading Nomvula's post. Below are just a few of the lovely messages Nomvula and Nkosinathi received.
Kebawetse Lizzy Leeto wrote:
"God bless the mother who raised the star. Well done boy."
Dee Croc said:
"Proud mommy moments. Congrats to mommy and son. Was watching the game. May he be the best of the best, Mommy."
Justice Peace commented:
"This is an inspiring story... Wish you the best."
Leonora Swart added:
"What a lovely story, congratulations to both of you. May your son stay safe and never forget tbe values you taught him."
In other news about proud families, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a sister who celebrated her brother's graduation. Ziyanda Zee Mlala's brother received a PhD in Chemistry making him the second South African to receive the qualification from the University of Fort Hare and the youngest to do so.
Ziyanda is so proud of her brother and in celebration of his amazing achievement, she shared a post to the #ImStaying group. She captioned the post with:
"#ImStaying because my brother just graduated and he is the youngest and the second South African to hold a PhD in Chemistry in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Fort Hare. Indeed God is good and without your hard work and perseverance you wouldn't have made it this far, I am so proud of you."
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