Lekgwathi is yet to play a game this season after battling with injuries and, with Pirates having conceded some soft goals in recent matches, ‘Bibo’ admits the veteran’s presence is missed.
“We need Lucky in the team,” Ntshumayelo says. “We have a lot of respect for him, he trains hard. We need him on the field; he is the leader and so is Siya Sangweni, but if Lucky is there it is going to be different for sure.”
The former SuperSport United midfielder adds that Lekgwathi guides and talks to them on the field and also stabilises the defence.
“Lucky has been there; he has played more games than any other player in the team. He helps us; he talks to us. That's his strength and no-one will take it away from him.”