AmaZulu FC.net took the time to chat with Modisakeng to distinguish the difference between the player on the field and the person he is off the field.
The 19-year-old right-back Boiki Modisakeng is certainly one for the future as flashes of his brilliant performances in the Diski matches have suggested, yet the Rustenburg born man says he’s more interested in setting an example among his peers than basking in personal glory.
‘’I want to be an example to the youth back home who aspire to become professional soccer players. I want them to know that anything is possible through God, hard work and discipline,” he said.
The young full back who hails from Kanana, a village in Rustenburg, admits that he had quite a modest upbringing.
‘’I stay with my mother, aunt and sister. I grew up playing soccer in the village where opportunities were very scarce,’’ said Modisakeng.
One of his top priorities at Usuthu is to repay senior coach Cavin Johnson for the faith he showed in luring him over to KZN.
He joined AmaZulu FC from Platinum Stars Reserves at the beginning of this season and is looking to make an impression in his debut season at Usuthu.
Q & A Begins
AmaZulu FC: Which game do you believe you were excellent in terms of your performance on the field so far this season?
Boiki Modisakeng: I believe one of the best games I have played was against Bidvest Wits in the Multichoice Diski Challenge, I believe that I displayed my quality of being a hard worker on the field, and staying positive throughout the match.
AFC: What three words best describe you?
BM: Brave, Hard worker, disciplined.
AFC: Who had the biggest impact on the person you have become as a footballer?
BM: Many people have an impact on the person I am today, but firstly it has to be Coach Cavin Johnson and Coach Alan Clark have helped me immensely. I would also like to give credit to all my development coaches who took part in building my football career, Coach Akimas Ramafsi, Coach Billy Boy, Coach Titus and Coach Mabros.
AFC: What’s your guilty pleasure?
BM: (Laughs) I believe I don’t have any.
AFC: What’s your favourite season of the year and why?
BM: (Laughs) Summer, because I get to show off my fit body and I can get a boat trip around the beach.
AFC: What is the silliest fear you have?
BM: I am scared of mosquitos.