Another former Sundowns player turns to farming

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Subs - Lucas Sebona, Brent Carelse, Isaac Shai, Simba Marumo, Raphael Chukwu
Subs - Lucas Sebona, Brent Carelse, Isaac Shai, Simba Marumo, Raphael Chukwu

Former Mamelodi Sundowns player Lucas 'Makhokhoba' Sebona has decided on making the switch from restaurant owner to farming following his retirement from playing football.

The former Sundowns defender Lovers Mohlala is similarly also involved in livestock farming.

Sebona, who also represented Moroka Swallows and Bidvest Wits has decided to accept his calling of farming.

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"Yes, yes I'm dealing with livestock now," Sebona tells KickOff.

"I've been doing it since 2006, but you know me very well, I'm very private.

"My farm is based here in Middelburg. I also own this land.

"I have employees who look after the farm. They monitor everything at the farm including the kraals and things such as fire.

"The restaurant business, me and my partner we couldn't cope with the operation, but the structure is still there it's still operating, it's just that I have become minimal to it.

"You know in a partnership things don't always go as intended.

"Farming offers me peace of mind because whatever challenges that comes, I deal with them directly.

"I don't need to consult. In fact, they are consulting me because all developments go through me.

"In my case to be honest I inherited the farm, my father is the one who used to be in charge here.

"So far I'm concentrating on cows because goats steal them easily. Not so long ago they stole goats from my neighbour but we managed to find them.

"My love for livestock farming started...remember my father always had livestock, so growing up my job was to go to every household collecting pigs slop, whatever food left-overs. I had no time for girlfriends.

"If you had a wedding at your home I would come and put my thrash can and fill it with all the leftovers. I would then take them to my father's pigs.

"That's where my love for farming started."

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