Johannesburg - Former Ria Stars, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates star midfielder
Thabang “Chillies” Lebese has reportedly passed away after a short
Popularly as 'Chillies', Lebese burst into scene in 1993 making his
official debut for Kaizer Chiefs against archrivals Orlando Pirates at
the old FNB Stadium.
He went on to become a household name in the black and gold of Chiefs
where he formed a telepathic combination with his friends Thabo
'TsikiTsiki' Mooki and Tshepo 'Chippa' Molatedi and later Frank 'Disco'
Makua. Lebese later moved across to Pirates in 2000 via Ria Stars.
The passing away of Lebese comes shortly after those of Pirates
webmaster and photographer Joseph “Shoes” Makati and long-time Pirates
security Albert Hlongwane.