Pirates mum on Lucky's future

2015-05-06 14:00
Lucky Lekgwathi (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Veteran Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi's future remains something of a mystery after the latest comments from the club.

The veteran defender has not featured in a competitive match for the Soweto giants this season due to an ankle injury but could yet be part of the Pirates squad next season.

The club's spokesperson Mickey Modisane confirmed that the longest serving player on the club's books is still part of the team, in an exclusive interview with Sport24 on Wednesday.

Modisane also hinted that despite ongoing speculation regarding Lekgwathi’s future, the club is yet to make a final decision regarding the matter.

“Look, at the moment we can’t discuss anything that has to do with Lucky Lekgwathi’s future with the club.”  Modisane said.

“At the moment, Lekgwathi is still part of Orlando Pirates Football Club, and that’s what we can say for now.

“We are still going to meet with the player and the chairman and see a way forward.

“And once that is done, we are going to issue a press statement voluntarily with regards to the decision.

“For now I can’t say yes he will be with us next season or no he will not be with us.

“Nothing has been finalised yet and we can’t talk about his future at the moment.”

“Phinda Mzala” joined the Buccaneers from Ria Stars in July 2002 and has gone onto become the most successful captain in the history of the Premier Soccer League (PSL), since its inception in 1996.

Lekgwathi last featured for Orlando Pirates in their  3-1 win over Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup final last season.

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