Shelembe happy with his dream debut

TS Galaxy starlet Sibongiseni Shelembe has reflected on his dream debut for the Rockets.

Shelembe featured for the first time in the elite league on Sunday night as the Rockets suffered a 3-0 loss at the expense of Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 20-year-old came off the bench in the dying minutes of the match.

“My debut against Sundowns presented me with an opportunity to introduce myself into professional football. I wasn’t just excited but people around we’re extremely elated like my family and mom. They were more excited than I was,” Shelembe stated.

On a few occasions, the dynamic dribbling wizard has made the traveling squad in the current season.

“Making my debut against a big team like Sundowns made me feel special. It showed what I have been going through, it was hard work. I made my ranks through the DDC. I was happy,” he added.

Shelembe joined the Rockets last season but spent most of his time with the DStv Diski Challenge side.

“When I started playing football, it was for fun. I never thought I’d turn professional. People out there started to take notice of my talent. They informed me that I’m good. That’s where I started to take my football seriously. I’m not living my dream as yet but I can safely say that I’m heading in the right direction. There are still things that I want to achieve before I can say, this is where I want to be. I’m almost there,” Shelembe elaborated.

Perseverance was key to Shelembe’s accomplishments.

“There were a few times where I was down and doubting myself but there were people who kept pushing me. They told me that it won’t be easy but I can make it easy for myself. That motivated me. They informed me that I can’t give up just now. Giving up wasn’t an option. Hard work always pays off. I’m now starting to make note of that.” Shelembe explained.