Kopano Sekgobela (Facebook)
Johannesburg - Former Polokwane City player Kopano Sekgobela used to boss the midfield on the finest football pitches in Mzansi. Now he spends his days sitting about in a wheelchair, unable to afford treatment and thinking about what could have been.
The paralysed football star was in an accident that robbed him of his career in 2012, and he says his football bosses are to blame.
On the way to the meeting, Kopano was involved in an accident that left 4 people dead and several more injured. Now Kopano has seen his career disappear and says Johnny is not willing to even help.
An insurance pay out from the PSL, paid two years ago, has since dried up and even when Kopano's former teammates tried to help him with his exorbitant medical bills, they were buffered by the club owner who apparently told them not to talk or associate with him.
Kopano says he doesn't know what he did to deserve such treatment.
"He told them if they wanted to be on speaking terms with him, they should not dare talk about me. I just want to know what I did or what my parents did for him to treat us this way," Kopano told the paper.
When approached for comment, the club owner told the paper that he was interested in discussing Kopano because he is no longer a Polokwane City player.