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How Mathoho’s Brother Helped Make Baloyi Recognisable On The Field

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lucky Baloyi may not have received the game time he would have hoped for this season, but he is still one of the more recognisable players on the field and that is because of Erick Mathoho's brother. Can you guess why?

The 25-year-old, who has made just nine appearances across all competitions this season, grew up in Mokopane, a town in the rural area of Limpopo.

It was during his upbringing that his father would ask him to take goats up the mountain, but he often forgot to bring them back down as he would get distracted by playing football in the streets.

His passion for the game took him to Soweto Panthers and then Amakhosi's youth system, before he made his Absa Premiership debut with Moroka Swallows.

But it was at Chiefs that he created a distinctive style for himself, and it was inspired by Samuel Mathoho.

In an article entitled '10 Things You Didn't Know About Lucky Baloyi' on the Glamour Boys' official website, Baloyi revealed that his trademark of wearing long sleeves even during the hottest of conditions is because he was noticed by Mathoho.

Baloyi heard Mathoho's brother say: "This boy is a fantastic player. He's the one with the long sleeves."

This resonated with him, and he has played in long sleeves since. He said: "That way, people recognise me easier in the field."

Did you recognise Lucky on the field because of his long sleeves?


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