Masalesa makes European switch

2016-12-20 13:41
Lehlogonolo Masalesa.(Getty Images)

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 opportunities.

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.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 18 August 2017
Wits v Cape Town City FC, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.