Laduma: George Lebese has been nominated for Gal of the Season

Laduma: George Lebese has been nominated for Gal of the Season

- George Lebese is flourishing in the USA with his new club the Switchbacks

- He has been nominated for Goal of the Season for his long-distance shot against Austin Bold

- The 34-year-old international player us up against Aidan Daniels who scored a superb goal against New Mexico United

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns player George Lebese has had an amazing season and this might very well be the cherry on top. He has been nominated for his new club, the Switchbacks, goal of the year.

The former Kaizer Chiefs player and was a fan favourite of the Sundowns jetted off to join the Switchbacks in the United States where he had an amazing debut with the team.

He scored two incredible goals while playing in the USL Championship. He took to the field in 16 games.

Laduma: George Lebese has been nominated for Gal of the Season
George Lebese has been nominated for Goal of the Season at his new club the Switchbacks in the US. Photo credit: gl_17
Source: Instagram

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His goal in question was a long-range attack which helped the Switchbacks win a historic victory again Austin Bold.

The massive goal was not just a long shot but also left-footed at the edge of the box. Bold's goalkeeper, Diego Restrepo failed to stop the powerful shot.

The 31-year international player is in the running for the award with Aidan Daniels who delivered a fabulous goal against New Mexico United.

Earlier, reported that South African soccer legend Itumeleng Khune shared an adorable picture of George Lebese and his daughter. Lebese plays for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks based in the USA and Itu is Kaizer Chiefs' goalie.

Itu referred to Lebese as "Uncle" and said that his little girl was happy to see international footballer. Itu also hashtagged #WelcomeBackBrother in a lovely Twitter caption to welcome the 31-year-old back to the country.

Itu's post gained over 6 000 likes and over 300 retweets on the social networking site. Fans were more interested in a rather old-looking light blue phone that was on the couch next to Lebese.

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In other Khune news, recently reported Gavin Hunt, the head coach of Kaizer Chiefs refused to hold the team's captain solely responsible for the humiliating defeat to Supersport United.

The Chiefs have been in a bit of a slump lately and so has Itumeleng Khune, who has had a bad couple of matches recently.

This last match was a case in point, where Khune's costly blunder allowed United to defeat the Chiefs 2-1.

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