Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
25 Jan 2017
2:43 pm

Masalesa: People pay to watch me

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa shared an inspirational post on his Facebook page praising God for helping him realise his dream of playing overseas.

Lehlogonolo Masalesa of Orlando Pirates. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Masalesa was placed on the transfer list by the Buccaneers in June, and he only got to be signed by Greek side AEL Larissa six months later having not played competitive football.

“I used to play football on the streets of Turfloop in Polokwane for mahala [free], now people pay to come watch me. So it only makes sense to show my appreciation after the game … Look how far the Grace has taken me. Turfloop to Greece,” Masalesa posted on his official Facebook page.