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Anthony Gordinho says he aspires to reach the same heights as brother Lorenzo and Yeye Letsholonyane

Posted: 17 January 2017 Time: 12:46

SuperSport United young midfielder Anthony Gordinho says he is learning a lot from his older brother Lorenzo, as well as from veteran midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

Anthony is currently spending a season-long loan at SuperSport’s cross-city rivals University of Pretoria in the National First Division and has featured frequently under coach Shaun Bartlett, scoring three goals in 11 appearances.

Meanwhile, older brother Lorenzo, since being promoted to Kaizer Chiefs’ first-team at the start of last season, has established himself as one of the first players on Steve Komphela’s team-sheet, and is currently undergoing trials at Danish club Aalborg BK.

And, Anthony says Lorenzo has played a key role in inspiring him during his fledgling career and wants to learn as quickly as he can in his loan spell at Tuks.

“He [Lorenzo Gordinho] motivates me a lot because he’s my older brother and he’s doing well at a young age so I want to get to where he is,” Anthony tells

“When I see him doing well I want to do what he’s doing so I push myself more to get there. And playing for Tuks, it's actually helping me a lot and I’m getting fitter, I’m getting sharper and I’m getting more experience so playing here will benefit me a lot and the game here is faster than in the PSL.

“So it’s really helping me a lot with experience and when I go [back to Supersport] I will be ready - hopefully in the next two seasons. Currently, there’s lot of players at SuperSport [playing in my position] but that doesn’t mean anything to me. Whoever can do the job on the day deserves to play, so I just want to carry on working hard and be part of Tuks.”

Meanwhile, when asked which footballer he most looks up to, the younger Gordinho said: “Definitely Letsholonyane, he’s one of my favourite players, and of course my brother,” he added.

“He [Yeye] is a very experienced player and a very talented player. He always tries to go forward and he never plays negatively, always tries to be positive so I’m trying to learn as much as I can and hopefully I will learn quicker and play with him next season.”

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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