Sho’t left to soccer stardom: From taxi operator to professional footballer

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Pretoria Callies captain Itumeleng Lesu at a recent Nedbank Cup match Picture: Pretoria Callies FC
Pretoria Callies captain Itumeleng Lesu at a recent Nedbank Cup match Picture: Pretoria Callies FC

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Not long ago, Itumeleng Lesu was working as a taxi operator in his hometown of Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, to earn an income.

He was on the road by 4am to transport his first load of passengers and, by 9am, had to be on a football training field.

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