Absa Premiership

Masalesa makes European switch

2016-12-20 13:41
Lehlogonolo Masalesa.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - AEL Larissa have announced the signing of South African midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa from Premiership giants Orlando Pirates.

The lanky midfielder joins the Greek Super League side on a two-and-a-half year contract and has been awarded the number 12 jersey for the newly promoted outfit.

Masalesa was considered one of the brightest prospects in South Africa after some stellar performances as a teenager for Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits.

His early potential earned him a move to the Buccaneers in 2012 but since then he's seen his career dwindle with a lack of first-team opportunities.

However, he will be fondly remembered for his starring role in helping the Sowteto giants to the final of the CAF Champions League, with some dominating performances in the competition.

"AEL FC announces the acquisition of the South African defensive midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa, who has signed a contract for two-and-a-half years," read a statement on the club's website.

The 24-year-old made 54 Premiership appearances since making his debut for Dikwena in 2009.

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