Mothiba spent his formative years on the books of local side Mamelodi Sundowns. He never progressed to the club’s first team, however, and later joined Diambars Academy that enabled him to make his way to France.

Without a shadow of doubt, Mamelodi Sundowns answers present in the development of youths, and have also answered acted as a good production unit for the SA national team.

Player’s like Percy Tau and Anthony Laffor (3rd highest earning PSL player) are a joy to watch, but Mothiba is writing his name in the history books.

Born on the 28 of January 1996, the talisman celebrated his birthday on Monday. It is quite incredible to have witnessed the learning curve of this lad. He counts amongst the top 10 highest goal scorers in France. For those that have been following his development from Valenciennes, to Lille before eventually coming into Strasbourg, it would be little or no surprise to them. The SA international came in the summer after suffering from lack of game time, to replace Bahoken Stephane, the Cameroon forward who parted ways for Angers F.C.

The 23-year-old has already received convocations by coach Stuart Baxter, and he has gotten 4 goals in 6 appearances. The 1.82 metters-power house is looking to finish the season stronger and represent SA in the African Nation’s Cup.

Giovanni Wanneh.