Mothoana joins Common Goal campaign

Mothoana joins Common Goal campaign

MASERU – Kick4Life and Lesotho international Bokang Mothoana has joined Manchester United and Spanish star Juan Mata’s Common Goal campaign by pledging to donate one percent of his monthly salary.
Common Goal is a charitable movement run by Street Football World and was launched with the support of Mata in August.

Since its launch several players from around the world have joined the movement by donating one percent of their salaries.
Mothoana becomes the first player in Lesotho to join the movement and only the second African after Crystal Palace and Uganda national women’s team defender Jean Sseninde.

Overall, Mothoana is the 26th player in the world to join the campaign and funds collected will be allocated to football charities around the world.
Speaking to thepost on Tuesday, Mothoana said he is thrilled to have joined the campaign that uses football as a tool to change people’s lives.
“I am very happy to have joined the campaign to change other people’s lives through football because I know what football has done for me and I want to help those who are less fortunate,” he said.

“I think I will be part of the campaign as long as I am still alive because it’s not only about being on the field of play, you can still do other things to change other people’s lives.”

Mothoana said it would be nice if his teammates and other players in the league joined him in support of the movement.
Kick4Life Football Director Chris Bullock, meanwhile, said he is proud Mothoana has decided to join other football stars around the world in using football to change people’s lives.

He said just like Common Goal, Kick4Life as an organisation is in a journey to change lives through football.
“I am very happy for Lefty that he decided to join the Common Goal campaign and I know that he is happy to have joined,” Bullock said.
“Common Goal is a movement of football players who are pledging one percent of their salaries towards charities all over the world. They aim to change the lives of other people using football as a tool.”

“As Kick4Life we are already on the same mission using football to change other people’s lives. He becomes the first player in Lesotho, the second in Africa and only the 26th player in the world to join the movement,” he said.

Other players who have joined Mata’s campaign since August include Bundesliga stars Mats Hummels, Serge Gnabry and Shinji Kagawa, and Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Mothoana had been out of Kick4Life’s squad since July when he suffered an injury while on duty with the national team. He only returned last weekend taking a spot on the bench against Majantja.

Luciah Phahla

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