Many players in the game have their respective heroes and role models of whom they looked up to growing up and in the case of Orlando Pirates veteran, Happy Jele, the defender had heartfelt words to say about Bafana Bafana legend, Lucas Radebe. Check it out!
What’s the story?
Radebe is one of the greatest talents to have been produced in South Africa, as he went on to shine for Kaizer Chiefs and also, made a household name for himself in the English game.
The Soweto born legend went on to become one of Leeds United’s greatest ever players, spending a successful spell with the club between 1994 and 2005.
A Role Model For A Role Model
It comes as no surprise then that Radebe earned hero status as a player and a figure many South African players in no doubt look up to.
As in the case for Jele, who himself is a respected football figure in South Africa and recently sent the Leeds legend a heartfelt message via his Instagram account.
Jele took to his IG and posted an image of himself alongside Radebe saying, “You're such an inspiration to me. Just to see you as a young kid, how hard you’ve worked, and how it paid off.
“It inspired me to do the same. You are a terrific role model. I’m grateful for your wisdom (wise) words.”
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