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Growing up with a famous soccer legend as a father didn’t affect Maps one bit. In fact, the young Maps didn’t even realise what his dad even did until he was about seven or so and was watching soccer on TV. He just thought his dad was really popular and had a lot of friends, and that was why people asked to have photos with him all the time. His parents made sure that both Maps and his brother grew up as normally as possible and didn’t get carried away by the fame and playing club soccer and hanging with friends near their home in Protea North in Soweto are some of his best childhood memories. Extremely close with both his parents and his only sibling, Maps lists his brother as one of his biggest role models. His brother carved his own way and for a number of years was…