Manyathela’s mother backs Kapinga for Sundowns success
The highly-rated attacker joined Masandawana after he was linked together with his late cousin Lesley’s former membership, Orlando Pirates, and SuperSport United
The mom of former Orlando Pirates marksman Lesley Manyathela has backed her nephew Lesedi Kapinga to excel at Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 25-year-old winger has change into one of many hottest properties within the Premier Soccer League after impressing at Black Leopards within the present season.
Kapinga’s late cousin, Lesley as soon as seemed destined to change into of the best strikers within the historical past of the PSL till he tragically died in a automotive accident in August 2003, aged 21.
Lesley was coming off a profitable 2002/03 season during which he impressed Pirates to the PSL title and he additionally scooped the Golden Boot award after scoring 18 targets.
His mom Gladys understands that there’s the strain that comes with enjoying for a giant membership, however she believes Kapinga has what it takes to play for the reigning PSL champions Sundowns.
“The sports activities [football] is within the household and what I want is for him to go ahead. I would like him to indicate the world on the market that he could make it,” Gladys informed Far Submit. “Proper now, he’s at Sundowns and I want him one of the best.
“I would like him to play the soccer that he is aware of and present the world that he can do it.”
Nicknamed Sluggish Poison, Lesley was a Bafana Bafana worldwide having performed 9 worldwide matches for his nation, and hit the again of the online 3 times.
Gladys hopes Kapinga emulates his son by enjoying for Bafana sooner or later in his profession.
“I will probably be proud to see him chosen within the squad [Bafana],” she added. “I want him one of the best and I pray for him that actually, God ought to prosper him.”
The PSL award for the highest goalscorer was renamed the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot in Lesley’s honour following his loss of life.
The nationwide crew additionally briefly retired the quantity 19 jersey which Manyathela had beforehand worn.
Whereas Pirates retired his jersey, quantity 22, as an indication of respect for the Limpopo-born frontman, who underwent trials with French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Lyonnais in 2003.
Kapinga will solely be capable of make his official debut for Sundowns within the new 2020/21 PSL marketing campaign as a result of he can’t be registered by his new membership till then.
The 2019/20 PSL season which was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 is ready to renew later this month.
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