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Leremi Could Have Been Mzansi’s Ronaldo

Standard General - Remembering Gift Mpho Leremi, a former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns player

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 02, 2017 12:56 PM

Gift Mpho Leremi could have been Mzansi’s Cristiano Ronaldo. He had it all - football intelligence, the ability to play the ball with both feet, precision and power in his shot, and the gift to go past players at will.

 

Leremi was sadly killed in a devastating motor vehicle accident on 3 September 2007, while driving in Alberton, Gauteng. The news shocked Mzansi’s football fraternity as one of the nations most promising talents lost his life.

 

At the time, Leremi was only 22 years of age.

 

Fondly remembered as Va Va Voom in football circles, Leremi left his mark on South African football in his short five years in the top tier. He made his debut for Orlando Pirates at the age of 17 against Moroka Swallows. Bucs won 5-0 and Leremi announced his arrival, with the fans witnessing a player that comes once in a lifetime.

 

The midfielder represented Bafana Bafana on four occasions after graduating through the national U20 and U23 setups and showed the promise to be one of the best Mzansi had ever produced.

 

His life was tragically taken away soon after joining Mamelodi Sundowns. He had joined the Brazilians in 2007 after five memorable years with the Buccaneers. His memory lives on within the South African football community.

 

Leremi could have been our very own Ronaldo, and while we will never know what he would have achieved, Mzansi fans had the opportunity to watch a true talent grace out football fields.

 

Rest in peace, Va Va Voom. 

 

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Coach T Joined: 15 Feb 2017
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Coach T Oct 03, 2017 11:20 AM
With all due respect to the late Gift Voom Voom Leremi, he was a massive talent.. But he was not taking care of himself,hence his death talent alone is nothing compared to hard work now that is a fact!!!
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Thapza@K4l Oct 02, 2017 06:48 PM
Some people sucks
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Thapza@K4l Oct 02, 2017 06:47 PM
Mxm
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Livadown Joined: 20 Aug 2014
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Livadown Oct 02, 2017 05:53 PM
This boy was gifted, RIP soldier
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Nkundka ka manyovu Joined: 31 Aug 2017
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Nkundka ka manyovu Oct 02, 2017 05:28 PM
We like exaggerating things, Gift was good but we not sure if he would have reach his potential as he was not focus, at Sundowns he stared well but will never know
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paulkgasane@gmail.com Oct 02, 2017 03:45 PM
Ya NE!
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Rocky7 Oct 02, 2017 02:48 PM
@tubatsi15 wena u such a stupid thing... he says was gonna be like because he was playing like Ronaldo how can he compare him with other players whereas he wasn't playing like them... but I understand that u hate Ronaldo n u fail to understand coz of ur hateret
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sibamaliwa Oct 02, 2017 02:43 PM
Gone to soon Mr va va voom.. Rest in Eternal peace.. ........
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King_YaYa13 Oct 02, 2017 02:39 PM
Voom voom madoda
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Alie555 Oct 02, 2017 02:19 PM
He was a Gem I remember his combination with Cheese boy Mokoena at Bucs Rest in peace G.Leremi.7
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THE NK Oct 02, 2017 02:05 PM
Ok you can say so..!
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Giggzo Oct 02, 2017 01:54 PM
What a talented player. but he was never going to be like Ronaldo discipline was not ther so sorry not for Ronaldo cowditor. but yah a Talented player indeed.
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Realydoctor10 Oct 02, 2017 01:52 PM
The best Leremi he was plying with fully of confident but never be forgotten to fudball history
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tubatsi15 Oct 02, 2017 01:44 PM
Leremi would never have been Ronaldo,, he was Leremi not Ronaldo, God gave him his talent as Leremi and not Ronaldo, how misguided are you to idolise Ronaldo above other players as if he is the only talented person, you must be yourself, and not the other person, unless you are brainwashed
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Gizaretti_legendary Oct 02, 2017 01:43 PM
Joke at its best. Anyway, I miss him for what he could do!
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Gizaretti_legendary Oct 02, 2017 01:42 PM
Joke at its best. Anyway, I miss him for what he could do!
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ThivhonaliM1973 Oct 02, 2017 01:26 PM
I disagree unless if you can say he was a Jabu Pule because of bad behavior including alcohol.truth be told with no fear or favor.love or hate then that's your problem.
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murefu Oct 02, 2017 01:09 PM
I was still in my mom womb
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Pronhlanhla Sep 21, 2017 01:48 PM
Gone to soon Mr va va voom.. Rest in Eternal peace..
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Real T Gura Sep 21, 2017 10:48 AM
RIP voom voom

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