by Isaac Ndou
Veteran Free State Stats midfielder Paulus Masehe says he hopes he can be an example to youngsters in football as he now looks forward to playing his 10th season with the Bethlehem club next season.
Masehe who has played for Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns has played over 300 professional games and looks set to soldier on with the Bethlehem club for another season. The Qwaqwa born player says he wants to reach the milestone of 10 seasons at Stars before hanging up his boots.
“I would like to finish my 10th season at Free State Stars which is next season. It doesn’t matter whether I play regularly or not, I just want to finish that beautiful milestone of finishing 10 seasons in this beautiful team of ours. It comes from a whole lot of dedication, discipline and understanding what exactly the coach wants. The demands of the game also to respect yourself as a professional soccer player.
“To know that each time in your career, there are certain things you need to cut in your life and have to concentrate only on football. And I hope this is an example to upcoming youngsters that it is possible. It doesn’t matter how difficult, you can still reach this milestone wherever you are, “said Masehe after their cup win.
The 34 years old players has in the past also revealed his plans to venture into coaching when his playing days are over. Free State Stars may just reward him for his commitment and loyalty at the club by roping him into their technical staff when he retires.