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The perfect balance

Bidvest Wits young rising star Markus Lecki has found the perfect balance between studying and football. We caught up with Markus who is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Wits University to find out more about his commitment on and off the felid.

Markus Lucky advanced from the Bidvest Wits Academy to the PSL team in the January 2015 and currently captains the MultiChoice Diski challenge team which is participating in the 2016/17 MDC competition.

The Bidvest Wits Defender chose football because he loves the beautiful game, but also realised that if he can commit himself to football he can go far in the sporting industry.

Starting your football career from such  young age has it advantages what would you say is a part of your 5-year plan?

“My 5-year plan would be to maintain playing for a Premier Soccer League team while improving my game and at the same time if possible complete my BA degree.”

Q: There is a lot of pressure from both your football and studies, what made you decide to tackle both tasks at the same time?

A: If you are lucky your football career will last until you are about 36 or 37 years old, I would need to have a career plan in place for when my football career ends and that is why I decided to take up the part-time course at Wits. It is quite difficult to balance my football career with studying but taking a part-time course makes the situation a lot easier. My classes don’t clash too much with training which is always a plus. I always try and give both football and studies equal attention.

“My motivation is to better myself and if my parents ever needed it I would like to be able to take care of them. I would like to have a family of my own and just keep on bettering myself in every aspect of my life.”