WATCH| Chiefs star tearfully recounts horrific past injury

Lehlogonolo Matlou, a star for the Chiefs, has opened up about a past injury that nearly ended his career before it even got started.

The most recent edition of Amakhosi’s My Kasi series, which allows viewers to learn more about Matlou’s family, upbringing, friends, and other details, featured Matlou, who has banked game time for Chiefs in numerous games this season.

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Matlou, who comes from humble beginnings also shares an emotional account of how he broke his leg while playing for the under-13 team at Johannesburg Secondary School.

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“We were playing in the Metropolitan Schools Tournament against Pimville at [Soweto’s] Nike Football Training Centre,” Matlou said in the episode. “[It was in] the first five minutes of the game that they passed me the ball on the left-hand side.

“I pushed the ball once, the second time I pushed it with my right, trying to cut inside and no-one kicked me, I was alone and I just heard the sound of a bone breaking. On the ground I tried to move my foot, and I could feel the bones touching each other.

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“I thought I wouldn’t play football again because that is what they said at the hospital,” tearful Matlou continued.

“It was not an accident, I was just at the stadium [playing football]. But I thought of what Rhulani once said to me: never give up. I worked hard, really worked hard to be where I am today.”

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