Football personalities have condemned alcohol abuse amongst professional players that has seen many players losing their lives.

Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo, Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana and Teboho Mokoena from SuperSport United attended the event in Midrand, Johannesburg on Thursday.

Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund warned the players about the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving.

Khumalo was part of Bafana Bafana team that won the African Cup of Nations in 1996. He also represented the country at the FIFA World Cup in 1998. He says players must be responsible.

Kekana is one of the most disciplined players in the league. He has been playing professionally for the past 15 years for Black Leopards, SuperSport United, Bloemfontein Celtic and Sundowns.

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates player Jabu Mahlangu had a glittering career that was affected by ill-discipline and alcohol abuse.

He says these workshops are important to warn the players of the dangers.

– Report by Vincent Sitsula