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Former Pirates Midfielder Happy To Be Working Under Baxter

Former Orlando Pirates Midfielder Happy To Be Working Under Stuart Baxter

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 28, 2017 01:30 PM

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Lehlogonolo Masalesa, is relishing working under new Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter and hopes that he will be given the chance to don the famous green and gold colours.

The last time the player was called up to the national team setup, Head Coach Pitso Mosimane was at the helm of the bench, however, Masalesa is yet to earn his first Bafana cap.

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Now, after rekindling his professional footballing career following his move to Europe where he is currently plying his trade for the Greek side, AE Larisa, the 25-year-old is eager to represent his country at the COSAFA Cup tournament.

Speaking to the South African Football Association’s website, Masalesa says that he is happy to be back in the Bafana setup and glad to be working under the mentorship of Baxter, a coach which he believes will be able to improve his footballing career on all levels. 

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“I am really glad to be back, it has been a long time in indeed, in fact back then Pitso Mosimane was the coach, even though I never played a match for Bafana Bafana. I am glad to be working with the new coach because I believe as a footballer, working with someone like him will take me to the next level at club level,” Masalesa said.

“And I am also happy to be part of the national team, and I hope, as we will be participating in the COSAFA CUP, we will do well and make the nation proud,” he added.

Bafana will get their campaign underway on July 02, as they await their opponents in the quarter-finals of the competition. 


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zolani_chosi Joined: 30 Oct 2013
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zolani_chosi Jul 02, 2017 11:32 AM
I wonder how did Khoza let this quality go instead of Issa Sarr
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Matayitayi Jun 29, 2017 08:21 AM
Viera a Downs material
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Khanda lenja Jun 28, 2017 04:13 PM
Congrats boy pirates is crying for you
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shares_sheleni Jun 28, 2017 03:26 PM
I hope you'll get the game time under baxter
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PeddieBoy Jun 28, 2017 03:21 PM
Yho competition is very tough in the middle, we got Kekane,Mabunda,Jali,May,Ben10, Furman it won't be easy you have to work very very hard boy
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zwaim Jun 28, 2017 02:28 PM
Don't look back Viera take the opportunity with both hands,show us what we already know about your ability, pinpoint those passes as usual, you're my best central midfielder, big up boy
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Maloh11 Jun 28, 2017 02:09 PM
Show them boy your god given talent i am a fan of your playing style salute #Viera12
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Fanaticalism Jun 28, 2017 02:03 PM
Spell check Cowditor or does the story feature 2 players ...His name is Masalesa...Spell check and Google if not sure...we deserve quality reporting
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Ndlazitha Jun 28, 2017 01:52 PM
Well done on getting a call up Boy.
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fistoszn Jun 28, 2017 01:51 PM
This is the player I wish KC signs.

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