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Pitso on Lesedi Kapinga capture: 'We have checked his social life, he ticks the box'

Lesedi Kapinga (Gallo Images)
Lesedi Kapinga (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is relishing the prospect of seeing newly signed forward Lesedi Kapinga grow within in his role at the club.

The Brazilians secured the services of the striker after Absa Premiership side Black Leopards released the 25-year-old prior to his move to Chloorkop.

Kapinga is Mosimane's second signing for next season following the arrival of George Maluleka from rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

Mosimane hinted that Masandawana are keen to lure more young players to the club as they show their intent domestically and on the African continent.

"Good prospect, good player, we are trying to get as many young players as possible to strengthen the team as a backup of the older players, and he fits the programme with his age and style of play," Mosimane told media.

"He is the kind of player who likes to play combination-plays, who likes to play one against one taking defenders on... quick.

"So, we see him as a Keletso (Makgalwa), we see him having a few characteristics of (Gaston) Sirino, a few characteristics of Themba Zwane of combination-plays, and he's got the speed also, so he fits the profile.

"I wish him all the best. I hope he makes it. I know the yellow jersey can be heavy for many players we signed and then it becomes like a waste, like we're signing them, and we don’t know what to do.

"But that's football, these things do happen in football, you are never ever guaranteed that the player you signed will work out. But good player, and we have checked his social life, he ticks the box. Very good boy."

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