Not being signed by any SA team – Makgantai

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 12 June 2018   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Makgantai Makgantai

Going back to AS Vita

Star performer at the on-going COSAFA Cup Onkabetse Makgantai – now top goal scorer with five goals (before final on Friday evening) – has not been courted by any South African team.


Makgantai says he has a standing contract with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side in AS Vita and was loaned to his former team – Orapa United last season.  

His insatiable appetite for winning always pushes him to strive for goal.


“I have been playing football since I was a little boy and one thing that contributed so much into me becoming the person that I am today is my aggressiveness on the field; I think everyone that watches me can see that,” he said.

Makgantai never gives up – that is because he knows that a game is only done when the final whistle is blown.


He always inspires other players when they are under pressure and somehow losing hope. Makgantai has made history by scoring the most goals that the Zebras have ever scored at a COSAFA tournament, and he is very proud about.

He is hoping that he would also take away the player of the tournament award as was the case in 2016 in Namibia.


Makgantai though appears unhappy about his stay at AS Vita.

He revealed that his lowest moment was at a time when he had to spend six months without playing because of his international clearance. “That was the most devastating period ever. At one point I thought it was all over because I didn’t know what to do since football is the only thing that I know more than anything,” he said.


His highlight was when he won player of the tournament for COSAFA in 2016. With him supposed to be going back this coming season, Makgantai said he is not happy at all because he is scared after performing incredibly at home he might go and find himself on the bench again in a faraway country. Despite all this he believes in God to give him direction.  

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