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A late bloomer him­self, Su­per­Sport United’s Reneilwe Let­sholonyane shares his thoughts on his former Kaizer Chiefs team­mate. “Like any other young­ster who comes to Chiefs or here at Su­per­Sport United, I al­ways make sure I talk to them in my ca­pac­ity as a se­nior player,” the 35-year-old says. “Pri­or­ity is al­ways on mak­ing them aware that their be­hav­iour is im­por­tant as pro­fes­sional play­ers. With Ekstein, I could re­late to his sit­u­a­tion be­cause I also got my break at 24 which is a bit late, con­sid­er­ing that the trend is on play­ers break­ing through in their late teens. So I made it known to him that this is a rare op­por­tu­nity which he must use wisely and make the most out of, just like I did.” “Yeye” ad­mits that start­ing a lot later than many other stars in the league comes with its chal­lenges. “When start­ing at 24, it means you have to dig deep to make up for lost time,” he ad­mits. “Ekstein has the tal­ent and must now try to work hard and grow. He must aim to be com­plete as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

Ekstein com­petes for the ball with former Chiefs team­mate, Reneilwe Let­sholonyane.

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