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Manyama On His New Teammates And Difficulties Of Being A Foreigner

Lebogang Manyama On His New Teammates And Difficulties Of Being A Foreigner

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 09, 2017 07:51 PM

Former Cape Town City midfielder, Lebogang Manyama says that he still needs to earn the trust of his teammates at his new club, Atiker Konyaspor.

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The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana international completed his dream move to Europe in September, this year. After an impressive first season in the colours of the Mother City-based outfit, City. 

Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, Manyama has admitted that it has been difficult adjusting to his new environment.

“When you are new at a place you have to learn how everybody operates and how the team operates. To be quite honest it has been a bit difficult because I am in a new environment and the players don’t have that much trust in me as I had at Cape Town City – but it’s understandable because they don’t know what I can do. This is also a challenge for me to show them what I am capable of, and it’s a matter of building confidence one day at a time, and as time goes on, things will get better,” the 27-year-old revealed on SAFA’s official website. 

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He then went on to reveal that it has been difficult being a foreigner in Turkey, but is happy to be facing the challenges to help him grow as a player.

“It’s very very difficult. I have never been a foreigner in my life but now I know how all the foreigners that come to South Africa feel. It’s a learning curve and you won’t grow if you don’t learn, you have to go through such situations, and to be quite honest, I am happy with facing whatever that comes,” he added. 


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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Nov 23, 2017 08:05 PM
Manyama now is your turn to show us your best outside the country and fight for your place to first line up
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Letona la Moletjie Joined: 17 Sep 2016
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Letona la Moletjie Oct 15, 2017 11:41 AM
Just get those millions n cum home bra, there is no life there bra.
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TBS Oct 13, 2017 05:55 PM
He'll be back home soon this one.
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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Oct 11, 2017 10:08 AM
Manyama is an average player,I was shocked by his move to overseas.he'll be back in mzansi in the next season
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Mape wekhosi Oct 10, 2017 01:02 PM
Good lucky boi
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Diboh Wethu Oct 10, 2017 10:21 AM
I just blame someone about
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siyas23 Oct 10, 2017 10:10 AM
Manyama will be back by next year I can hear,on how he talks,going to Turkey was just making a way out from Cape town City to Sundowns,by next seasson he will be playing in PSL for Sundowns
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MR E Oct 10, 2017 09:35 AM
Good luck manyama hoping to see u shine in turkish league!
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Michaeltshigama Oct 10, 2017 09:25 AM
CR7 got to England when he was only 19 but I've never heard him complaining about British cold weather n stuff n Messi got to Barcow at the age of 13 but no complaints n now a grown up like Manyama is crying out loud like a toddler, hai suka
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Xolelwasauxeeeee Oct 10, 2017 09:21 AM
Why did U leave if u Knew dat u were gonna find it hard to adjust. Nx u were too forward
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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Oct 10, 2017 09:21 AM
I've never heard any other African player except South African complaining about weather, food n homesickness, no wonder they die from car accidents coz they r spoilt brats n lazy, when r we going to see another players like Benni, Quinton Fortune, Booth, Mbazo, Brandon Augustine, Phil Masingas of this world... now we only have Dolly n Zungu not forgetting Kali n the rest likes to go to Chisa Nyamas n clubbing the whole nights once again sleeping around, hai khona
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Phikza Oct 10, 2017 09:14 AM
Be strong boy all will be okay...
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down Oct 10, 2017 09:11 AM
Heban Manyama ke le kwèré kwerē ko Turkey madoda
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Mr_Down Oct 10, 2017 09:06 AM
Morning SL Coaches including machips fans, akere rekaofela my clueless zoo animals
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Livadown Oct 10, 2017 08:50 AM
Dnt be sissy young man, do whateva you have to do
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Nkundka ka manyovu Oct 10, 2017 08:48 AM
uNGABUYI WENA
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Gofa@123 Oct 10, 2017 08:10 AM
Keep Strong lebs, all will be well soon. I trust that you can do it. You can make Mzantsi Proud.
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Ndewula Oct 10, 2017 08:04 AM
You will be fine.
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Maloh11 Oct 10, 2017 07:52 AM
Just keep calm boy everything will be okay ask Rantie
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Rockyrantsha86 Oct 10, 2017 07:15 AM
foreigners who cum in SA r nt same as u going to Turkey boy......foreigners here r like children who move from their step fathers(birth country)to real fathers....(south africa),,they enjoy here more than were they r from ...dts y dey even do crime worse

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