Lekgwathi to promote school soccer

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Now the 14-cap Bafana player tells KickOff.com that he has a plan to ensure that there is progress in schools soccer and that will undertake to identify the raw talent that emerges.

“I want to conduct coaching clinics at various schools around Soshanguvhe whenever I am free from my hectic schedule at Bucs,” Lekgwathi says.

“There is immense talent in my area but the problem is that the youngsters don’t get the necessary guidance on the basics of football.

“The reason why I want to be engaged with the schools is simply because I believe sport and education can work well together in the fight against poverty, crime and drugs.”

The 31-year-old, who was born in Ga-Rankuwa, is seen as a role model whenever he moves around the streets in the Northern Pretoria townships so he is very determined to plough back to the community, and consequently he can put to good use his holiday in the Afcon recess and during the off-season.

“I will need the assistance of teachers, the local sports department, in order to achieve my mission, but I feel confident that my area will produce some superstars of tomorrow.”

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