'Rhoo' celebrates beloved club’s return

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Leeds United and Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Radebe has expressed his delight at his former club’s return to the Premier League while sharing his expectations for next season.

Leeds made a spectacular return to the English top-flight as they clinched automatic promotion with two matches to spare last Thursday.

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The 51-year-old former defender, who has a suite named in his honour at Elland Road, spent 11 years at the club before retiring in 2005.

Now back home in South Africa, ‘Rhoo’ found himself stranded and unable to return to England for the celebrations due to the lockdown, but instead took to his own Instagram account while enjoying a Sunday braai to open up on The Peacocks’ massive achievement.

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“Congratulations to the big boys, they've made it! At last, [after] 16 years. 16 long years in the Championship – I think they deserve to be back," said Radebe during a live stream from his home.

"I think I'm over the moon... It's a pity man, I would have loved to be back in Elland Road or in Leeds, celebrating with the boys, but nevertheless I'm here with the crest – that's what matters most.

“I think it’s going to be a great season for us next season. I think a lot of teams in the Premier League have missed coming to Elland Road, so we’re ready.

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“We love Bielsa, we love all the boys – the whole squad. The chairman Andrea [Radrizzani], thank you for investing in this club.

“I think your heart and soul is buried deep in this club and it shows. Your investment is worthwhile and this is the result, and the boys are feeling it.”

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