Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ long serving captain of about 10 years Pontsho Moloi is the beMOBILE Player of the Month for November, proving that he still has a lot to give at the age of 34. Moloi’s win cut Segolame Boy’s domination after he got the award in three consecutive months. Joel Mogorosi, Boy’s teammate at Township Rollers, is another previous winner of the award. The award was introduced at beginning of this season. At 34, Moloi is a veteran of the game and is a free encyclopaedia for upcoming youngsters to learn from. He turned professional in 1998.
Moloi said good training and taking good care of himself have seen him through all. “You have to know what to do when you get onto the pitch, you need to train, and know that off the pitch it’s time to rest,” he said. According to him, since they only have one body which is a source of income, they take care of it seriously off the pitch. Moloi said whenever he wakes up he knows he has to be better than yesterday, and he makes sure that he works so hard towards achieving that. He said it is passion more than anything.
Though his team is on position three on the log, Moloi believes they are in a good run towards the league title. He was happy that they have for the first time qualified for the semi-finals of the Mascom Top 8 cup because they have always not been able to go through that stage. “Now that we have qualified and we will try to go all the way and contend for the Mascom Cup,” he said. Moloi said they are all determined to make sure that they win it for the team.
He said discipline and dedication are also his key assets. He is part of a team that campaigns against gender based violence, and that is something that is very close to his heart. “We are not only footballers, we are fathers, husbands and boyfriends and we always want to try and do the right thing,” he said. Being a man that likes his space so much when he is not doing anything that has to do with his career, his television and his child are the two that gets most of his attention. He lives by the motto ‘be passionate, work hard and be humble’.