Absa Premiership

Pitso hails Lebusa leadership qualities

2019-11-29 13:58
Mosa Lebusa and Lebogang Maboe
Mosa Lebusa and Lebogang Maboe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hinted that defender Mosa Lebusa may be the long-term successor to Hlompho Kekana as club captain.

Lebusa has worn the armband in recent weeks in the injury-enforced absence of Hlompho Kekana. And the former Ajax Cape Town defender, who captained the Urban Warriors at a relatively young age, has stepped up to the plate with aplomb.

With Kekana 34 and set to retire in the next season or two, 27-year-old Lebusa has been linked with becoming the next Sundowns skipper on a permanent basis and Mosimane has fuelled the speculation by talking up Lebusa's leadership qualities.

"I'm not saying Lebusa is the next captain. I’m just saying he has got the ability and we’ve got a lot of captains at the club," the Masandawana mentor told KickOff.

"He was the skipper at Ajax [Cape Town] for a very long time. He has got the mental strength and the right attitude. He is a good boy and good person.

"Captains are not only chosen because you are a good footballer. It is a guy who should carry the team, players should give respect to him. Mosa has done it and why not."

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