"I'm Scared of Blood": Baroka FC Coach Kgoloko Thobejane Wishes 'Brother-in-Law' Paseko Mako Well
- Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane wished Orlando Pirates player Paseka Mako well after his nasty collision with goalkeeper Richard during a DStv Premiership match last night
- Mako was rendered unconscious after his head was struck by Ofori's knee as they both looked to clear a dangerous loose ball
- After minutes passed while he was being attended to by medical staff, a barely conscious Mako was taken to a hospital nearby
Baroka FC mentor Kgoloko Thobejane sent his well wishes to Orlando Pirates Paseka Mako after his unfortunate collision with goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
The incident occurred during the club's DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The match ended 0-0 after the referee saw it fit to conclude the game 10 minutes earlier than scheduled because of the unfolding emergency.
Bucs co-coach Fadlu Davids confirmed that Mako was initially unconscious but regained consciousness before being transported to the hospital in an ambulance.
Thobejane, meanwhile, explained why he himself was not seen close to the pitch as the emotional scenes played out.
Thobejane told iDiski Times:
“I’m afraid of blood, that’s why you didn’t even see me enter the pitch. I’m afraid because Mako is my brother-in-law and it will affect me big time. We wish him a speedy recovery, even Ofori we wish him well.”
It is yet to be confirmed if Thobejane and Mako are indeed brothers-in-law. Thobejane used the term "s'bari" in referring to Mako, which means "brother-in-law" in SePedi.
However, it has colloquially become a term of endearment among men who are familiar with each other, whether as friends or associates. Mako is not married nor is he engaged, as established by Sports Brief.
Orlando Pirates coach Fadlu Davids expresses disappointment with paramedics' response to Paseka Mako
Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids expressed his disappointment with the paramedics' response to an unconscious Paseka Mako.
As reported by Sports Brief, Mako was knocked out cold after colliding with teammate Richard Ofori at the end of the match against Baroka FC in a DStv Premiership encounter in Polokwane.
The match ended 0-0 after the referee, in agreement with Pirates captain Happy Jele, blew the whistle with 10 minutes left in recognition of the shocked state of the visiting players.