Absa Premiership

Lekgwathi 'a role model'

2015-02-05 11:27
Lucky Lekgwathi and Augusto Palacios (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios says that he is honoured to have coached Lucky Lekgwathi.

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According to Soccer Laduma, Palacios reveals that the loyal one-man-club defender conducted his career in a very professional way.

“He’s the longest-serving player in the team, has conducted him in a very professional manner and it’s only been on very few occasions that he has sustained injuries,” said Palacios.

“Most importantly, he’s very loyal to the club. When it comes to training, he’s very serious and is a good leader – he’s talking to the players, advising them. I’m honoured to have coached him and for me he’s one of the best players I’ve coached in my life.

The 38-year-old defender has been struggling to gain fitness as his legs have been showing his age with different injuries popping up throughout the current season.

Palacios added: “You look at his age and the trophies he’s won... it’s unbelievable. He’s a role model.”

However when Pirates travel to KwaZulu-Natal next week for their first PSL encounter of the year, Lekgwathi might have a chance to feature depending on his fitness.

The Sea Robbers face AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday, February 11.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

 

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