Absa Premiership

Lekgwathi extends Bucs stay

2013-07-24 12:32
Lucky Lekgwathi (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates defender and captain Lucky Lekgwathi has signed on the dotted line to extend his stay on board the Buccaneers ship for yet another season.

According to orlandopiratesfc.com website, “the deal was concluded following a brief meeting between the player and the chairman last week.”

Lekgwathi, who is regarded as one of the most successful captains in a Pirates jersey, said he is looking forward to a successful 2013/14 season.

“I have signed for another season,” said Lekgwathi in an interview with the club’s official website. “I would like to thank the chairman (for offering me a new deal), for this shows that the club still has faith in my abilities.

“I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you are only as old as you feel and right now I feel great. Obviously at this stage in the game, one wouldn't have expected to still be playing at the highest level but by the grace of God and my inner drive to excel, I’m still going strong.

“I have had opportunities to join other teams in the past but I chose to stay at Pirates and I was rewarded greatly, winning six trophies," he said.

"All that remains on my list of things to achieve is the Champions League – although it won’t be easy. I believe we have a chance to win it. Once that (goal) is achieved, I can call it a day.”

Meanwhile, orlandopiratesfc.com also confirmed that William Twala had been offered an improved contract. The 23-year-old returned to the squad following a season-long loan with Chippa United.

On other hand the club also revealed that negotiations were ongoing with out-of-contract winger Tlou Segolela.

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