Absa Premiership

Klate: SA football needs Lekgwathi

2016-08-30 19:17
Lucky Lekgwathi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Daine Klate has called on the South African football fraternity to utilise the knowledge and experience of the recently-retired Lucky Lekgwathi.

The Bidvest Wits winger played with Lekgwathi during one of Pirates' most successful periods.

In addition, the former Buccaneers central defender was one of a select group of professional footballers to have reached 300 appearances for one club.

He was also a part and parcel of the Bucs side that famously reached the CAF Champions League final in 2013, before losing to Al Ahly. The 40-year-old's last piece of silverware was the Nedbank Cup which Bucs claimed in 2014 after a 3-1 victory over Wits.

Nonetheless, with Phinda Mzala having hung up his boots, Klate has called upon local football to draw upon Lekgwathi as a resource.

Pirates recently revealed that they had no plans to use Lekgwathi in either a coaching or an administrative capacity.

"He believed long before any of us bought into the dream and to be honest he was the catalyst behind those two magical seasons with Pirates," Klate told the Sea Robbers website.

"Having played for so long, I hope he gets to share his experience and wisdom on the right platforms with the young, up-and-coming players and the entire football fraternity."

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