Off pitch with Stanton Lewis


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AmaZulu FC.net’s Slindile Xulu chats with the now well acclimatized new kid on the block at Usuthu, Stanton ‘Stiga’ Lewis on living in Cape Town, Jozi, overseas and his off the field lifestyle in Durban.

SX: Who is Stanton Lewis without bustling and troubling defenders fighting on the field trying to score goals?

SL: A normal fun guy, who loves shopping and spending time with his family. I like a bit of exquisite dinning at places like Cabana in Durban just for, good food and good music because that is what I do to unwind. Shopping is also so much of a priority since one has to look good.

SX: Are you a family man?

SL: Yes I am a family man, engaged to my beautiful fiancé and we have a 3 year old boy together.

SX: Where and how did your meet your partner?

SL: We met at a party back in school days and became friends at first and took our friendship to another level.

SX: How does your partner feel about your relocation to Durban?

SL: She understands and She is very supportive of my career ,even when I was overseas she was always up and down just to be with me .She travels to Durban to visit me.

SX: What is the difference between Cape Town, Joburg and Durban?

SL: Well Joburg is where I was born, it’s quite fast paced then other cities while Cape Town is very similar to Durban. You can adjust quite easily when you’ve stayed in Cape Town and Durban, it’s very relaxed and I’m focusing on the football.

SX: Outside soccer what is your other passion?

SL: Paint ball shooting is one of my greatest passions and I used to do it with other players from Bafana Bafana.

SX: If you were not a soccer player, what would you be doing?

SL: I would probably be a Rapper, I love Rap and I grew up listening to Hip Hop. Drake and Rick Ross are my favorite Hip Hop Artists at the moment.

SX: What are your treasured possessions?

SL: Accept my family, definitely my earrings .I lost one at the Moses Mabhida pitch and I am still searching for it .I was so angry that day I didn’t even want to do an interview.

SX: Where do you see yourself in the future?

SL: I see myself representing Bafana Bafana in the future, going overseas and building my football career from there.

SX: Did you think the change of coaches would have a change in your game when that happened?

SL: Roger gives the same advice that ex coach Manqoba Mnqqithi gave in terms of us going out and being responsible. I have so much respect for Manqoba, he brought me here even though I did not spend a lot of time with him. The new coach is also great, he doesn’t differ that much from Manqoba in terms of advice.

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