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The one thing that left Sifiso Myeni in awe after joining VTM FC

Ex-Orlando Pirates winger Sifiso Myeni has revealed what left him in awe when he joined VTM Football Club in Botswana.

In the 2022/23 season, Myeni made the bold move to join the Botswana Premier League after spending time playing in Kasi football tournaments.

His decision to join VTM Football Club, who were then in Botswana’s first division, was met with mixed feelings.

Determined to revive his career, the former SuperSport United man proved that he was not yet a spent force when he captained the club to promotion into Botswana’s elite league.

That club has had an indifferent spell in the elite league, as they are now tenth in the 16-team league.


Former Orlando Pirates winger Sifiso Myeni has revealed what left him awe when he joined VTM Football Club in Botswana.
Sifiso Myeni and Rooi Mahamutsa at VTM Football Club

And the ex-Orlando Pirates winger has opened up on what left him in awe upon arriving in the Botswana football ranks.

“When I came to Botswana, it was a modest decision. But what really touched my heart was how the players looked at me. How they perceived me,” Myeni told FARPost. “They didn’t believe it was me because some saw me on TV during my time at Pirates. I went to training a day after arriving.

“They thought I would be resting on that day, but I decided to join the team. It was that day that I understood the level of impact I had made.

“My teammates made me feel honoured; it’s like they were star-struck. They saw a role model, so they started believing that it’s possible.”

Myeni added: “That is how we gained promotion because seeing me push hard, they also put in the effort. How I worked naturally had an impact on them.

“Even after matches, I would see opposition team players coming to me to share notes and just exchange thoughts.

“That really changed my mind, and it shaped my thoughts that I have had so many people look up to me. Therefore, I told myself that I must always give my best.”

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