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Lebo Mothiba Saved Lille At The Weekend

By Soccer Laduma - May 14, 2018 04:18 PM

Bafana Bafana starlet, Lebo Mothiba, wrote his name into the history of Lille over the weekend as he scored a brace to end their relegation fears and keep them in Ligue 1.

See Mothiba take the Thuso Phala dance international in the gallery above

The 22-year-old was sent on loan by Lille at the start of the season and was set to complete 2017/18 with Valenciennes in Ligue 2, however, they then fought hard to recall him in January as they required firepower to kick-start their bid to avoid relegation.

See Mothiba's brace in the video below:

Mothiba did exactly that, and his five goals in 13 games have proven to be vital as the club managed to secure their spot in the top-flight with one game to go, taking his tally for the season to 14 goals in 37 games in all competitions. 

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Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, the South African international said, "Achieving safety is a great satisfaction, the match was a very important step for us in the race to maintain (our status). We played well and we gave everything in both halves, and we are very happy to have won and stayed in Ligue 1 next season. 

“It's a special night for me because I scored two goals for Lille and it keeps the club alive in Ligue 1. It's something I will never forget and it motivates me to keep working for progress.” 

Despite only being there for half a season, only one Lille player has scored more goals than Mothiba this season, and his presence has been lauded by fans and pundits alike as they expect more goals from him when the 2018/19 campaign gets underway. 

As things stand, he will soon arrive in South Africa for the upcoming COSAFA Cup with Bafana. 


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kzorog May 15, 2018 09:24 PM
SA hero
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Kamaldinho May 15, 2018 07:39 AM
Wow this boy is representing South Africa as a whole... We're so very proud of you Lebo
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Matayitayi May 15, 2018 03:30 AM
Great boy...You should partner Tau upfront for Bafana then we will be unstoppable.
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10messi king 👑 May 14, 2018 10:41 PM
nice ntwana
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Bundesliga Officiel May 14, 2018 10:13 PM
Well done Lebza keep your head up
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Rockyrantsha4208 May 14, 2018 07:12 PM
If u play this useless cosafa cup jst know dt u wil nva perfom better at ur club should only play if we play european teams
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Lindzome May 14, 2018 06:54 PM
Well done Lebo now I'm waiting for Luther to be promoted by Braga to the first team and emulate you then we have a complete attacking trio of Lebo, Luther and Tau even Mahlambi
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Mtwesi May 14, 2018 05:15 PM
Dankie san
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S@ Velley thabane May 14, 2018 05:15 PM
Proud of dis player ....hop ull also help bafana to win cosafa cup
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Madredz May 14, 2018 04:46 PM
I hope he stays there to avoid injury playing for bafun bafun
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Mentashe May 14, 2018 04:42 PM
Super proud of You SON of the Soil.
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JAWS OF LIFE May 14, 2018 04:36 PM
Keep it up b0y.

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