Lucas Radebe is more serious than he ever was on a football field during his illustrious career when he says, 'As footballers we’ve got to learn to be better fathers'.
It’s a subject the former Leeds United and Bafana Bafana legend is extremely passionate about, particularly now that his eldest son is also embarking on a career as a professional footballer.
It’s why he also applauds the news of the inaugural Kaizer Chiefs and Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout. This 31 August experience, which is exclusive to Vodacom Red clients, will see Kaizer Chiefs’ fathers and their sons connect with their beloved football club like never before, as 100 fathers and father-figures and their sons (aged 4-10) will camp out in style at the Kaizer Chiefs Village at Naturena. The bigger drive behind this experience is to give fathers and sons quality time with each other under the hashtag #BeAPresentDad.
Radebe believes this experience should be part of a greater conversation within the football community.
'As ex-footballers, we need to have these conversations with the young players to help them deal with these issues. It’s very important for big brands like Kaizer Chiefs and Vodacom having programmes like this that deal with these issues. Family comes first.
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