Lebogang Maboe has been side-lined for the entire season due to a serious knee injury. He has stressed how important it has been for him to maintain a positive attitude during this tough time.
“At the same time, it’s important to be mentally strong with such an injury that keeps you out for the most part of the season.” He told the Mamelodi Sundowns media.
“I just had to keep myself motivated. It’s a process that at first, I wasn’t enjoying but then I told myself I have to enjoy it, with the end goal in mind.
“I know I am usually an impatient person but with this injury I have learned to be patient. I’ve had to pace myself.
“I’ve also had to keep myself sane by reading books, by watching documentaries on some of the sports people who have been through the same injury as me – just seeing how their journeys have been, made me realise that I am going to be okay.”
“I am just so grateful to God that after struggling for so long I can walk again, I can jog. I’m just glad that I’ve been able to enjoy the journey and I can’t wait to join the team again and be back doing what I love.
“I know that all the tension is really going to produce greatness out of me.”
“I also want to thank the Physios and everyone who checked up on me, who sent me messages wishing me well. Having my family around to support me and help [was good].
“You know, in the world we live in now it’s very tough and we don’t always have our loved ones with us, so I am just so grateful that I got to spend time with my loved ones.” He spoke.
The midfielder will hope to be back in time to play enough games to qualify for a much-anticipated league medal. Mamelodi Sundowns Midfielder Lebohang Maboe Stresses Importance of Mental Strength!