Corona Pandemic shuts down teenage dream?

Sports / 15 April 2020, 15:45pm / The Insider Reporter

Young talented soccer player Lesedi Mokwena: image supplied

Bloemfontein: Corona Virus, a worldwide disease that brought the global to a standstill, also affected the dream of a 17-year-old teen from Grey College to go to Italy to sharpen his skills.

Lesedi Mokwena was selected during the Nedbank Grey College Tournament by Strike Force Development (promoting partner) to attend a workshop and assessment camp in Italy to help him improve his goalkeeping skills.

Italy is one of the countries where the killer virus killed thousands of people and continues to spread daily.

Mokwena who was initially confident that after all the lockdown and disease passes, he would be flying to Italy, but since the killer disease continue to rise, fears for him also rose.

“My trip to Italy was to sharpen my skills as I was selected as the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Now I am puzzled of what is happening, I don’t know when this (Corona Virus) will end, but I am thinking that my dream may be no more,” he said.’

Mokwena and his mother Nelly said they were busy raising funds for him to go to Italy when the pandemic arrived.

However, his mother believes that everything will be well soon.

He said he will not give up in soccer because it has been his passion from a young age and his dream has always been to be the best goalkeeper.

According to Nellie, the young Bloemfontein soccer player started his goalkeeping career at the age of 8 at Olympia Primary School in Heidedal.

Achievement in his career: “He he was also chosen as player and goalkeeper of the Brebner Itec school tournament in 2017. He achieved the same in the Engen Soccer tournament in 2018. In 2017 he also got a call up from the U17 SAFA team’s coach, Mr Molefi Tseki.

Caption: Lesedi Mokwena in action at one of his matches in Grey College.


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