During the PSL era, many famous players who stop playing tend to go into coaching or commentating if they don't want to spend their retirement playing golf.
We've recently noticed that it's very unlikely that these professionals will go into politics. From what we've learned, we have a top PSL football player and a head coach whose families are involved in politics.
Below, we talk about the two well-known South African football players who come from political families.
1. Grant Kekana
The stories of Grant Kekana and Kaizer Motaung Jr., a former football player who is now a club executive, are a little bit more alike. Both of them grew up in good situations because they came from successful families. Sources have since told us that the star player for Mamelodi Sundowns comes from a political family. His mother, Pinky Kekana, is a member of the African National Congress (ANC), where she is a Minister in the Presidency.
Pinky Kekana first got involved in politics in 1999, when she was appointed to the Limpopo Provincial Legislature. At the time, her son was only 7 years old. Before she became a well-known politician, the Minister, who is 55 years old, worked as a school teacher.
2. Steve komphela
The senior coach at Mamelodi Sundowns is having the time of his life. He was born in Free State and comes from a wealthy family with political ties. We have since learned from other sources that his brother, Butana Komphela, is a member of the African National Congress (ANC).
Butana has been in politics since May 2009, when he was chosen to be a member of parliament. During his time in politics, he has also been the Free State province's MEC of public works and rural development. Butana Komphela has also been a member of the provincial legislature of the Free State before.
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