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Reneilwe Letsholonyane has urges young players to take their careers seriously.

Posted: 14 July 2018 Time: 17:00

SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has urged young players to take their careers seriously.

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Letsholonyane has enjoyed a successful career in South Africa’s topflight and is still going strong at the age of 36. He is one of the league’s most creative players and, more importantly, he is consistent.

There’s a lot that SuperSport’s youngsters, and aspiring footballers out there, can learn from the former Jomo Cosmos and Kaizer Chiefs star.

“I would like to believe I inspire a lot of youngsters, but I would love to see youngsters taking themselves serious and taking their careers very seriously,” Letsholonyane says.

“The potential is there, but in most cases it ends there as potential and they don’t realise how good, or how best they can be, if they put their minds on that thing and sacrifice as well. It only takes two hours to train, and honestly that’s not much. You train and go home and whatever that you do at home you must make sure that you take care of yourself.”

He continues: “There’s alcohol, there’s women and things like that. Those things don’t go anywhere. No one says don’t do other things, but whatever you do must be good for your career. If you overdo alcohol, then you are going to be messed up. It’s the same with cigarettes, same thing with women. Your lifestyle plays a big part of you being an okay player, good player or the best player.”

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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