Coach opens up on Kapinga to Downs


Black Leopards star midfielder Lesedi Kapinga has been widely linked with Tshwane giants Mamelodi Sundowns and his coach has since discussed what could happen.

Kapinga is currently in the final weeks of his contract with Leopards and has been rumoured to have signed a pre-contract with Sundowns.

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The 24-year-old joined Lidoda Duvha two years ago from Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and has proven an influential player, top scoring for the relegation-threatened outfit with six goals and five assists in 27 games across all competitions.

With the outcome of the 2019/20 season yet to be confirmed by the PSL, Leopards coach Alan Clark has discussed the prospect of losing the diminutive attacker or how he will remain focussed on the present if the season does resume.

"I think Lesedi is one of those players I've had good conversations with, in fact, I spoke to him this week and he's very motivated to do well, whether he stays or moves on," said Clark, speaking to the South African Football Journalist Association.

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"In life you never know which bridges you're going to cross, so it's very important to make sure you don't burn those bridges.

"So, whatever you do in life, you always do your best so when you see that person again, they still have the same respect for you and whatever you did for them.

"If Lesedi does move on to another club, we'll wish him all the best but it's his responsibility to make sure that he gives everything he can to the club that took him to the premier league and gave him that opportunity.

"I get the feeling from him that he wants nothing more than to do his best for Leopards, and when the time comes for him to shake hands and leave then everybody will do so with a smile on their face. And I think that's the the best situation both for him and the club."

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