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Bafana Bafana World Cup Star Letsholanye Announces Retirement

Former Bafana Bafana international Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholanye has announced his retirement from professional football. His announcement brings to an end a 15-year football career.

His career gained stature after he joined Kaizer Chiefs from Jomo Cosmos in July 208. He won two league titles with the Amakhosi outfits and made nearly 200 appearances for them.

He later joined Supersport United in the 2016/17 season where he also won two trophies with them.

Letsholanye then left SuperSport United in 2019/20 and joined the now obsolete Highlands Park. He then went on to end the 2020-21 season while at TS Galaxy where he only made 11 league appearances.

He announced his retirement with a funny video on Twitter and Instagram wearing the jerseys he has at one time worn in his footballing career including Bafana Bafana.

The highlight of his Bafana Bafana career was being part of the squad that represented South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. That squad was coached by Carlos Alberto Parreira.

He has had 54 caps for his country and has scored 2 goals.

In total, the midfielder has played 331 league matches scoring 31 goals and providing 30 assists.

Letsholanye has been dimmed as a well-respected man all around South Africa from the way he has carried himself as a player on and off the field.

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