Former Bafana Bafana international Lerato Chabangu got a new lease of life and he is on a mission to revive his career at Baberwa FC.
Age might not be on his side but the 34-year-old midfielder is still very much optimistic about competing in the Absa Premiership once again with his current goal being to help Gauteng ABC Motsepe side Baberwa gain promotion to the GladAfrica Championship.
“What I can say with my career, only God knows where I’m going to end, I started on a good note and I want to finish on a good note, that is why I am at Baberwa,” said Chabangu in an interview with iDiskiTV.
“I’m still looking forward to playing professional football again, I still have a couple of years in me,” added the two-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) winner with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Baberwa were third on the log standings with 44 points, five adrift of leaders Pretoria Callies before the ABC Motsepe campaign was brought to a halt by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
As it stands, the amateur leagues including the Motsepe league will only resume at level one of the national lockdown when it is ‘safe and less expensive’, according to the SA Football Association (SAFA).
“The target now is to help Baberwa gain promotion and youngsters. And my message to the youngsters is to work hard, use your talent and anytime you need to talk, talk and listen because you will regret,” concluded the former Moroka Swallows and star.
Chabangu has played over 200 games in South Africa’s topflight with 29 goals and 30 assists to his name.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi