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Spotlight on Marks Maponyane: getting to know the man on and off the field

10 June 2016 3:31 PM
Marks 'Go Man Go' Maponyane said money was behind his leaving Kaizer Chiefs to join Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates.

Legendary footballer and businessman, Marks Maponyane, says he has continued to evolve as a man off the field after his retirement from football.

Maponyane, lovingly referred to as 'Go Man Go' by his fans, is also a soccer analyst and motivational speaker.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to him about his journey from the dusty streets of Ndofaya in Meadowlands, to building a successful brand.

He also shares the reason for his departure from Kaizer Chiefs to play for rivals, Orlando Pirates.

Listen to the conversation below:

He and Kaizer Chiefs hit an impasse about money and he chose to move to Orlando Pirates.

We had differences when it came to rands and cents... I knocked next door and they had a better offer.

Marks Maponyane, former Bafana Bafana player

He is the only South African to be crowned South African Footballer of the Year on more than one occasion.

He has two sons didn't put says he does not pressure them to follow in his footsteps as a footballer. Instead he encourages them to forge their own paths.

The challenge I had was that every time they would do good, the guys would say that it was not as good as their dad.

Marks Maponyane, former Bafana Bafana player

He places great emphasis on building confidence in everything one does and making a positive impact on one's environment.


10 June 2016 3:31 PM