Local News 6.9.2016 01:21 pm

Cheeseboy to play mentorship role

Lebohang Mokoenaof Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

Lebohang Mokoenaof Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

Ajax Cape Town new signing Lebogang Mokoena says his experience will help guide the youngsters’ careers to the right path .

The 29-year-old relocated to the Mother City from Mamelodi Sundowns, where ‘Cheeseboy’, as he is affectionately known, spent the last seven years after joining the Chloorkop-based side from Orlando Pirates in 2009. Mokoena says his invaluable experience will be to the benefit of the young players at the Urban Warriors.

“The team is full of youth, the club’s own youth players, that is very good to see. It is important for us to share our experience with these younger guys. Some of them will also move to other clubs or abroad so we have to share as much as we can. I cannot wait to get the ball rolling and play again,” he told the club’s website.

“Being here takes me back to the days when I was a young player. I also come from a youth structure, so to see the facilities that the team has got available for the youth is overwhelming. It shows the effort that the club is putting in to nurture talent. This helps the club not to go into the market too much and it also helps the team stay in the direction that they want to go. If you’ve got your youth system in place like Ajax Cape Town has, you’ll have players coming through for generations to come,” he added.

In what will be his 13th season in the top flight, Mokoena can pride himself as he is one of the very limited players to have represented the country’s national football teams on all levels. He has eight senior caps, he was a regular for Amaglug-glug, he played two games for the Under-20s, and has represented the Under-17s on 14 occasions.

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