Highlands Park players welcome Yeye’s timely arrival for MTN8 final

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Veteran Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) midfielder Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane’s arrival at Highlands Park has been met by a very positive and warm welcome by the squad.

This was evident during the MTN8 final media open day at the club’s base in Balfour Park, Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United midfield ace officially joined Highlands last week after he had been training with the team for the past few weeks.

Highlands Park number one goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni played with Letsholonyane at Chiefs and knows exactly what he brings to the team.

Letsholonyane has been without a team since the expiry of his contract with United at the of June, he was patient enough to wait for an offer that would suit him as he confirms why he bode his time.

There was also a possibility of Letsholonyane moving outside the Gauteng province in the last two months but he says family also contributed to his decision of opting for Highlands Park.

Interestingly in training match on Monday against Glad Africa Championship log leaders JDR Stars, Letsholonyane was one of the goal scorers during a 4-2 win.

Back in 2010 when Letsholonyane was playing in the FIFA World Cup on home soil, the current Absa Premiership leading goal scorer with six goals Peter Shalulile had not even turned professional at the time.

The Namibian international says the 37-year-old is bringing the much needed experience to the team’s attack.

On this very important week of the Wafa-Wafa final, there’s no better feeling than having a player like Letsholonyane who has won this trophy three times and you have him in your dressing room.

And one of the players who seem to have been inspired the most by this addition, is Mr Highlands Park himself, Mthobi Mvala, who has been with this club from the amateur ranks. – Report by Velile Mnyandu