Throwback Thursday: Reliving the flair and finesse of Steve Lekoelea

Throwback Thursday: Reliving the flair and finesse of Steve Lekoelea

Former Orlando Pirates star Steve Lekoelea made a name for himself as a dribbling wizard with an eye for a pass. On this Throwback Thursday, relives some of his career highlights.

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When a boy makes his debut in professional football at the age of 15, then he is arguably destined for great things.

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Steve Lekoelea's talent was undeniable from an early age and this belief was cemented when he became the league's youngest goal-scorer soon after his 16th birthday.

At the time, the youngster represented Moroka Swallows, but Orlando Pirates soon came calling and this is when most fans started to notice his ability.

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Blessed with dazzling footwork and trickery, it was Lekoelea who initiated moves such as the ‘Johnny Walker’ and step-overs.

Lekoelea was known for his goal-scoring prowess as well and accurate free kick ability.

Blessed with speed, vision and technical brilliance, Lekoelea will go down as one of Mzansi's most talented players.

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Lekoelea wasn't really able to impose himself for the national team, but racked up 10 appearances for Bafana Bafana.

After a decade at the Buccaneers, Lekoelea moved on to Maritzburg United and then Platinum Stars.

On this Throwback Thursday, remembers Lekoelea, but we previously honoured former Chiefs ace Thabo Mooki.

The two legends Mooki and Lekoelea will no doubt be glued to the action at FNB Stadium on Saturday as the Soweto derby promises to be a classic.

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