Edgar Manaka opens up on proposal to fiance on plane coming home from overseas


Polokwane City midfielder Edgar Manaka almost broke the internet after proposing to his fiance Kwanele Felicia Mabuza on an aeroplane.

'Stiga' was on his way back home from a holiday abroad during the off-season when a video with Manaka slipping the diamond ring on Kwanele's finger went viral on social media, leaving passengers on board gushing.

Manaka and his fiance have been together for almost five years. They met when the Polokwane-born midfielder was still playing for Platinum Stars.

Here he shares the best moment of his life with snl24.com/kickoff.

What inspired you to propose on the plane?

"My wife [to be] is a special person. I wanted to do something special for her. She has been with me for five years. We had our ups and downs but she has been patient and she deserve everything to be happy."

How did you plan it?

"I googled 'proposal plans' on the internet. I came across this one. I wanted to do it in style and create special memories."

Do you have any family plans?

"It's been five years and we are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Thandekile."

Soccer players have a reputation for being prey to women. What helps you keep your eyes away from distractions to focus on one woman?

"I think its goes back to my background and culture. Once I made a decision, I wouldn't do any other mistake that would also disappoint my fiance."

When can we expect the wedding bells?

"Very soon, everyone from both families is waiting..."