Absa Premiership

Baxter influenced Yeye’s decision

2016-07-11 21:07
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Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Getty Images)

Pretoria - Newly signed SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe 'Yeye' Letsholonyane admitted that his decision to join Matsatsantsa was influenced by head coach Stuart Baxter, as the duo previously had a formidable relationship at Kaizer Chiefs.

Letsholonyane penned a two-year deal with the Pretoria giants last month, after spending eight seasons with the Amakhosi, to re-unite with his former mentor. He says that Baxter did not make any communication with him prior to his decision.

Contrary to wide spread reports, 'Yeye' said it was his own decision to join the 2015/16 Nedbank Cup winners after consulting with his close friends and family.

“I think part of my decision to go to SuperSport United was because he (Baxter) is there,” said Letsholonyane.

“I have worked with him previously and I know how he works and how he does things.

“Him being there really influenced my decision to choose SuperSport United, he never called me to come and we didn’t have any talks before that.

“It was my own decision after consulting with my close friends and family and yes my family gave me advices but at the end of the day it was my personal decision.

The 33-year-old is confident that his experience and ambitions would play a vital role in guiding SuperSport United to more accolades next season.

“Obviously I will be bringing my experience coming from a big team in the country.

“I’ll also bring the hard work to the team and I know that my new teammates are also ambitious and want to win.

“They also have dreams and I also want to win something with the team, I really want to represent the team in a best possible way I can.

“And I know that with hard work and team efforts we can do it.”

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