YEYE ON EKSTEIN
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.