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Orlando Pirates captain Lekgwathi: Masuku will come back stronger

Posted: 28 March 2014 Time: 14:36

Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi has backed Khethokwakhe Masuku to emerge a "better player" after the midfielder apologised for his unsporting conduct in the Bucs dugout last week.

READ: Masuku sorry for earphones incident

Masuku yesterday expressed remorse for wearing earphones on the Pirates bench after he was angry at being substituted midway through a Nedbank Cup fixture against Santos.

And Lekgwathi feels his teammate will learn from the experience.

"I am happy for Khethokwakhe Masuku who apologised through a letter he sent to the club following the incident he had in Cape Town," Lekgwathi told his side's official website.

"Football is a tough job and we learn through experiences. He will certainly mature from that experience and be a better player."

Meanwhile, Lekgwathi says the Sea Robbers have set their sights on claiming Nedbank Cup honours and winning their remaining nine Premiership games.

Pirates, who trail log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by 15 points, will host Soweto neighbours Moroka Swallows in the League on Saturday, while they face Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-finals of the cup next month.

"Wining the Nedbank Cup and the remaining League matches is our top priority. We will play against Moroka Swallows determined to get three points," Lekgwathi said.

"It is a pity that we have only welcomed our players back from injury now – we were thin in the middle of the season and also the trips we made in the continent during the Champions League also played a huge role in the way the team performed in the League.

"We are focused in doing well in the last matches of the season. Our preparations have been going well and the new coach has brought something different to the team.

"Every player in the team is working extremely hard. We have a new coach and we must show him that we deserve to be in the team, so our fans can expect a fired up team from now on."

Livefyre comments on this story...

D/Trebble Champs(Caf Elite/Highest Classification)
posted: 2014-03-28 12:46:31

Shem,,, he was playing very well before he was substituted..!!

Re ya mo tshwarela le ha ho le jwalo..!

Apology accepted Masuku, my boy..!!

Joel Merrick
posted: 2014-03-28 12:48:40

masuku and that celtic keeper are lookalikes.

"Ifans zePirates zigay zibiza uSifiso ngomyeni"

The General IV
posted: 2014-03-28 12:49:14

Anyway let me thank you Captain My Captain I think your time 's over now since Sangweni and Rooi are back including dat Jele Our Ramos can play on de central role.

Otherwise The Galaxy of Stars the owner of Vula Vala, Teka Mnike Fans accepted Masuku 's apology.

K bhaka
posted: 2014-03-28 12:49:24

Joel Merrick kwa kwa kwa, that's a good one joel

posted: 2014-03-28 12:51:37

Wena lekgwathi uhleli usqhatha usithembisa koda nidliwe ayiman futhi umdala manje kumele ukhoshe amadefender manje

posted: 2014-03-28 12:52:14


Fanstics Rhino
posted: 2014-03-28 12:52:58

Masuku He's the Best Cow Ever Play for Orlando Pirates Since 1937 and he's not Up the Bucs but Down the Bucs. Love & Peace. 

Joel Merrick
posted: 2014-03-28 12:55:20

khuster jha defenders like Mabena, gabuza and bacela need his coaching

Fanstics Rhino
posted: 2014-03-28 12:55:23

As long as VV is still the Head Coach of Pirates this Dirty Player will be loan by Force. Love & Peace. 

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-03-28 12:56:04

Sit down Lucky, nx!

posted: 2014-03-28 12:56:34

Yaphapha wena rhino mani uhlezi uzifaka nje y nganaki ezakho indaba uyeza umbele ingabe ukulungele uBen10bukenya ukumaka

Joel Merrick
posted: 2014-03-28 12:56:38

Fanstics Rhino  hahaha ola khosi baringele

Ibhola Lethu
posted: 2014-03-28 12:57:58

He has always been strong.... I'm a fan of all skill full and show-boating players regardless who you play for.. 

Scara Ngobese, Mayambela, Ngobeni (Was at swallows), Malatsi, Pule, Zongo, Khanye.... etc, 

I enjoy defenders being send to the cleaners and people looking confused... Results come second just because soccer has moved from a fun game to big businesses. 

Love & Peace

The General IV
posted: 2014-03-28 13:00:14

Fanstics Rhino  

wa soza boi...He 's far better dan Masango and Rusike combine. 

** Mrango **
posted: 2014-03-28 13:00:15

Ibhola Lethu Japheth Zwane, Duku-Duku.....

** Mrango **
posted: 2014-03-28 13:02:26

Joel Merrick so wena what do u cal him then...

posted: 2014-03-28 13:03:03

Jah ne but uyangiphoxa Masuku boi yaz wena ngathi wafunda isoccer ngebhola lakho, lezi ezithi uma zikhishwa ziphume nebhola lazo. but you'l come back stronger boi

Ibhola Lethu
posted: 2014-03-28 13:03:09

** Mrango ** hehehehehe... I knew I'm not alone that like skill.

Joel Merrick
posted: 2014-03-28 13:08:38

** Mrango **  Joel Merrick  i call him a guy or uSifiso

Mhlonishwa Jabz1Two3Cebz
posted: 2014-03-28 13:13:13

Captain, pls concentrate more on the Nedbank cup, the league games can be used as preparations for next season

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