Pirates legend unveils new business

Fame & Fortune

Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi has broadened his business portfolio as he continues his success off the field post-retirement.

Lekgwathi is widely known for his exploits on the pitch with Pirates between 2002 and 2014, during which he captained the club to a famous double treble.

The 44-year-old former defender has now taken his success into business, having already started his own clothing label called 'Fantastic 14', in honour of his past jersey number.

He is now just days away from opening a flagship restaurant in Kliptown, Soweto, called 'Grootman by Lucky Lekgwathi', with a media launch set for Wednesday, 21 April.

Scroll through the gallery above to view images of Lekgwathi's new establishment

The ex-Bucs skipper explained that the name was inspired by his nickname that many refer to him by now that he is retired and a senior figure in the community.

"Most of the people call me GROOTMAN that's why that name," he explained on his official Facebook page in response to one user questioning his name choice.

Did you know?

Lekgwathi was named KICK OFF's Greatest Ever Leader, as voted for by readers, back in 2015 after beating off competition from the likes of Lucas Radebe, Neil Tovey, John Moeti, John Moshoeu and Aaron Mokoena in the online poll.

Your thoughts, please?

Would you visit Lekgwathi's restaurant in Soweto, and where else should he open up a franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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