Jabu Shongwe ready to fight on despite injury setback

Margo Fortune
Jabu Shongwe is the Mamelodi Sundowns 22-year-old promising central midfielder. We caught up with him.

GroundUp: Which Teams you played for?

Shongwe: I have played for Clever boys, Arsenal, Liverpool, school of Excellence and Puk Tawana.

GroundUp: Who is your role model?

Shongwe: Suprise Moriri.

GroundUp: Any Challenges in your soccer career?

Shongwe: Yes, the whole of the 2010/2011 I didn't play. It was a challenge and a total bad experience. Then last year I got injured. I felt down but it didn't make me give up on my career. It's small things like this that test you in your career you should remain patient.

GroundUp: How has the season been for you?

Shongwe: The season has been good for me because I managed to play, even though for our team it isn't that good. We are 16th on the log but definitely working our way up as a team.

GroundUp: Do you think you guys are ready for the upcoming chiefs game?

Shongwe: We are not yet ready, but we are preparing and working hard. I think our friendly games will also help us.

GroundUp: What is your message to youth?

Shongwe: Stay humble and keep focussed.