Lekgwathi wants new deal

2011-05-26 11:45

Johannesburg - Veteran Orlando Pirates defender Lucky Lekgwathi is hoping to secure a new contract with the Soweto giants in the near future.

Lekgwathi has been at Bucs since 2002 and has become a mainstay in the team - winning two league titles, one MTN8 cup, two Charity Cup trophies and a Vodacom Challenge along the way.

The 34-year-old former Bafana Bafana international is soon to be out of contract at the Parktown-based club, but is hoping a new deal will be put on the table as he is eager to continue playing for the club he holds so close to his heart.

"My contract with Pirates is up for renewal and I will meet Khoza to discuss a new one and hope that negotiations will go well," Lekgwathi, who is the current captain of Bucs, told the Sowetan.

"My heart is still with Pirates and I want to be with them in the new season. I have been with this team for a long time and I still want to help them win trophies.

"I still have a lot of strength left in me and I want to play. To me age is nothing but a number." 


  • Gomolemo Tshwaro - 2011-05-26 12:00

    You still have a lot of fight in you,winning is not everything as you made a lot of people happy/proud. Your experience is still vital and i hope everything goes well with your negotiations. Good Luck.

  • Innocent - 2011-05-26 14:04

    10 seasons 3 cups no wonder

  • YES - 2011-05-26 15:08

    It would be foolish not to extend Lekgwati's contract after putting up such performance and leadership in the team. Afterall, our own Msholozi has proven that age is just a number and where many young people can't deliver.

  • Makenzi - 2011-05-26 16:03

    Pirates must renew this guy's contract soon otherwise Booby Motaung will sign him as a free agent

  • Mabhulwana - 2011-05-26 17:23

    Pirates might be looking for a coach very soon if Krol decides to walk away. So Lekgwati's contract renewal will have something to do with whoever becomes the manager. We have had managers stating that player so and so are not in my plans for the new season. Otherwise good luck to the Captain!

  • domkop - 2011-05-27 19:22

    Since when are contracts negotiated via the media. Surely if Bhakabhaka still need him they will keep even if he is no longer playing (Look how Okpara is involved). Truth is, there are young players coming through the ranks & surely Lucky is not getting any younger?

  • Mmoledi - 2011-06-04 15:19

    This is soccer and as time and age is with you already make sure you have saved a lot for your future after football, we do not want to see you looking like Masinga, Lebese and others who by today they have got nothing as they did not plan their future properly while were still playing. Most players after football they became beggars whereas they have wasted a lot because soccer is paying them monthly a lot and then that should be saved as that is a short career and most after soccer they got nothing to do any more and go no where as they got no school qualifications even tertiary education to can use after playing days are over. Example of that is Jabu pule, he was having a good chance to establish himself in soccer and do more but as he got big fat salary at Chiefs at mad him mad and at the end wasted his career because of fun.Now all soccer players is your time to think again as what you are doing is a short career and as you got a chance make use of it fruitfully to can even help you when your career with soccer is over.

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