April 19, 2021

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Former Kaizer Chiefs player Lebese targetting ‘best career moment’ with TTM

The Bafana-capped player Bafana had spent nine years with Amakhosi after originally signing from the amateur side of Pretoria Arcadia Shepherds in 2008.

Former Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder George Lebese is determined to help his new club TTM avoid relegation.

Lebese’s arrival at struggling Limpopo club was confirmed earlier this week, following his contract with second tier USA team Colorado Springs Switchbacks being terminated last month due to travel issues in due to the Covid-19 regulations.

Returning to PSL after a two-year hiatus, the former Glamor Boy may have a point to prove after struggling for playing time in South Africa after changing bosses to Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2017 season. / 18.

A former Chiefs fan favorite, the left footed was also on a six-month loan from SuperSport United in the 2018/19 campaign, but did not score any goals during that time.

On a short-term contract until the end of the season with PSL newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Lebese certainly has a lot to play for.

“My biggest priority right now, with this great opportunity to play in the Premiership again, is to contribute to the club’s dream of retaining its status and winning the Nedbank Cup,” said the Mamelodi-born winger. Sowetan.

“I won several titles [he has three league titles, one Telkom Knockout and one MTN8 title to his name] in my career, particularly at Chiefs; but surviving relegation with TTM would be the best part of my career because it’s a big challenge to fight for survival, ”said Lebese, 32.

TTM will face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank semi-finals later this month. The club recently confirmed that head coach Dylan Kerr will lead the team.

After suffering three consecutive losses in the league, TTM is currently second from the bottom of the standings. With 16 points, they are three above the Black Leopards and one point behind Chippa United.

Lebese could potentially make his debut for his new team when they face TS Galaxy at Mbombela Stadium next Saturday. After that, it’s the Nedbank Cup semi-final, scheduled for April 18.