Moloto honoured by US recognition
Posted: 16 September 2018 Time: 11:00
South African playmaker Lebogang Moloto was honoured to see his club's fans Nashville SC chanting his name before USA's 1-0 win over Mexico in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this week.
The scenes were caught on camera at Nissan Stadium - much to the delight of Limpopo-born Moloto, who has been playing his football in the US since 2013.
The weekend before Moloto's deflected 82nd minute strike helped Nashville rescue a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw with North Carolina. Moloto's compatriot Tiyi Shipalane scored the opener for the hosts.
"Honestly, it's a dream come true," said the 28-year-old Moloto when asked about the heart-warming moment.
"I would never in a million years have thought that I will see fans in a foreign country chanting my name, especially for a boy coming from the dusty streets of Polokwane in Moletjie Chebeng.
"I feel very honoured."
Meanwhile, Malope is wary of getting his hopes up when it comes to representing Bafana Bafana.
"It would be great to represent my country but then of course I know it's not easy making the squad because there are a lot of good players in South Africa.
"I try not think about it and focus on doing well at club level."
Malope has scored six goals and provided five assists in 28 appearances for his team this season.
Moloto joined second-tier side Nashville in December 2017 from Swope Park.