Cape Town - AEL Larissa have announced the signing of South African midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa from Premiership giants Orlando Pirates.
The lanky midfielder joins the Greek Super League side on a
two-and-a-half year contract and has been awarded the number 12 jersey
for the newly promoted outfit.
Masalesa was considered one of the brightest prospects in South
Africa after some stellar performances as a teenager for Platinum Stars
and Bidvest Wits.
His early potential earned him a move to the Buccaneers in 2012 but
since then he's seen his career dwindle with a lack of first-team
However, he will be fondly remembered for his starring role in
helping the Sowteto giants to the final of the CAF Champions League,
with some dominating performances in the competition.
"AEL FC announces the acquisition of the South African defensive
midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa, who has signed a contract for
two-and-a-half years," read a statement on the club's website.
The 24-year-old made 54 Premiership appearances since making his debut for Dikwena in 2009.