The dreadlocked midfielder’s last game for the Phefeni Glamour Boys was back in December against Free State Stars, and he was not expected to return until next season due to the severity of the knee injury, which he picked up in a practise match for Bafana Bafana against Zambia.
But, with his never-say-die attitude, ‘Yeye’ bounced back with a bang in a second half performance against Downs that saw his side win 2-0, ending a four-match losing streak in the process, and earning himself the Man of the Match award. Where you pleased to see Yeye back? Have your say on our Facebook page.
“I would like to thank the man upstairs because he was the one who guided me while I was injured,” Letsholonyane said after the game. “I would also like to thanks the Kaizer Chiefs family who were also very supportive
“It was not easy being injured for that long and watching my team not doing well, but with all the support I got I managed to come back.”
The Chiefs coaching staff were more than happy to welcome the skilful midfielder back to the fray, but assistant coach Doctor Khumalo gave credit to the whole team and knew Sundowns would crack eventually.
“I must give credit to the boys … they came to the party. If we look at the past games we were creating those scoring chances and we knew we would do the same tonight,” Khumalo said.
“We knew very well that they [Sundowns] were going to crack and they were probably thinking of the Nedbank Cup, so we took the game to them. I don’t think there was pressure. We soldier on till it is over.”