Tebza Reacts To His Parliamentary Honour

Teboho Mokoena of Mamelodi Sundowns.
Teboho Mokoena of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teboho Mokoena has opened up about his achievement of being honoured by the Free State government legislature.

In June last year, Mokoena was invited as a guest of honour in the Free State parliament by the Chief Whip of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Seiso Mohai.

Mohai hosted two events in the legislature, one was to hand over a signed Teboho Mokoena memorabilia to the Free State legislature and another to hand over a soccer kit to Vulamasango Secondary School in Bloemfontein.

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According to South African Parliament's official website, Mokwena was honoured for his contribution to the development of soccer in Free State and nationally.

"The occasions serve as an acknowledgement of Mr. Mokoena's enormous contribution to soccer in the Free State Province and nationally," a statement on the Parliament's official website read in part.

Mokwena has reacted to his achievement and says he was "shaking" and could not believe he was honoured by the state.

"I was shaking, I was overwhelmed. I did not know how I felt because when I got there, there was a red carpet, I was like, 'Huh? I didn't believe it," Mokoena said in an interview on Marawa Sports Worldwide.

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"I was like, 'No, this is not for me', red carpet, go to the art room, relax, I was like 'wow' and then got to the parliament, then I saw the Chief Whip, the legislature.

"I was like, 'No, it's too much', I was emotional, I could not believe it. I was invited in honour of the work I did in my career, from SuperSport (United), national teams (including youth teams) and Sundowns. It was an honour," he said. 

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The Bethlehem native went on to describe how his family received the news and says his mom could not comprehend how he got such an honour from the provincial legislature at a tender age of 25 at the time, although they are very happy with his achievement.

"They were surprised, they were happy. When I first told them the news, my mom was like, 'How did you get that?' Then I told her how it happened, she was excited. She was also invited but she could not make it, it was in Bloem and she was home," he revealed.

"But they are very happy because it's a big achievement, very big achievement for me," he added.

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