Chabangu broken by online bullying

Premiership

Lerato Chabangu has revealed he is struggling to deal with online bullying and the unflattering pictures of him going around on social media.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana playmaker was once a top star in South African football before life's challenges got the best of him, resulting in him losing opportunities in the PSL.

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The 34-year-old is a prime example of an extremely talented footballer whose off-field demons derailed a once-promising career.

He now reveals that old pictures of him and other players going around on social media are hurting him as he attempts to turn his life around.

See more recent pictures of Chabangu in the gallery above

"I know I've disappointed so many people, I know my mistakes," an emotional Chabangu tells KickOff.com.

"The pictures going around on social media are really affecting me. I can't even have strength to say how much it does to me. I really can't say a lot."

The pictures Chabangu is referring to paint him in a bad light with bottle in hand and are not recent, but rather from difficult times in his past.

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'All You Need Is Love', who is currently playing for ABC Motsepe League side Baberwa FC, says his last wish is to help the club gain promotion before he retires.

"I was discovered through Tuks winning promotion and I would like to end my career with another promotion. That's my wish," he concludes.

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Chabangu's last great season in top-flight football was with Swallows in 2011/12 when the club finished second under Gordon Igesund.

That was the season when the likes of Chabangu, Bennett Chenene, David Mathebula and Siyabonga Nomvethe tore PSL defences apart.

In case you missed it before, check out Chabangu's Dream Team below!

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