Absa Premiership

Lekgwathi retires after Pirates win

2016-08-25 07:47
Lucky Lekgwathi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates' long-serving centre-back Lucky Lekgwathi has announced his retirement from professional football.

The 40-year-old announced his decision after the side's opening 3-1 Premiership win over Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

Tendai Ndoro was the star of the show as his hat-trick handed Muhsin Ertugral's men the three points. Bucs started the game slowly in the first period, with Arrows creating more chances in the opening stanza. But it was Ndoro who had the last say, netting a stunning second-half hat-trick to get Bucs' season off on the right note.

However, after the match at the post-game press conference, Lekgwathi made a surprise appearance and duly announced his retirement.

"I'm emotional tonight because I think as Lucky I became a player for all fans, not just for Bucs. I want to thank all of you," Lekgwathi said.

"It's 14 years as a Pirate and 14 is my lucky number. 14 seasons and 14 Bafana caps. I'll miss this..."

"I was the first captain to lead a team to a double-treble and I hope I won't be the last to do it for this club," Phinda Mzala concluded.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  lucky lekgwathi  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.