I don’t join teams to add numbers – Yeye

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Veteran midfielder Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane reckons that he does not join teams to add numbers but to compete for every trophy that is available.

Since the beginning of his football career, Yeye has six major trophies under his belt – two league titles, and four domestic cups.

“For me, it is always about competing. It is about the chance of competing for every trophy that is available. I want to do the same thing here at TS Galaxy. I want to compete for every trophy that is available and if it is possible, win it as well,” he told the TS Galaxy official website.

The 38-year-old is happy with the club’s decent start into the new season, having played three league games with an unbeaten run.

“It is a positive start for the team. We’ve collected five points out of a possible nine. It is a morale booster for us that we haven’t lost a game. The most important thing for us during this break, is to keep working hard and fix our mistakes. We are facing two weeks without playing an official game. It doesn’t mean that we as players have to relax. We have a job at hand,” said the former Kaizer Chiefs player.

Yeye believes that the Rockets can go as far as the number one in the league only if they keep the eye on the ball.

“It is going to be a huge challenge but if we put our mind into something, keep working hard and stay humble and don’t tell ourselves that we’ve arrived, we will qualify for the top eight and go as far as we can,” he stated.

When asked what has kept him going for so many years in the elite league, he said: “I don’t think it is a secret. For me, it is about the love for the game. It is all about the passion that I have for my job. My body still allows me to keep going. It is not a secret but it is about the passion, drive, and love. The body allows me to do whatever I want to do.”

Letsholonyane also cleared the air about the rumours surfaced prior to the new season about him hanging up his boots.

“I’ve never said, I’m retiring. If I’m retiring, it will be clear that I’m calling it a quit. I can’t say I’m retiring and then post Highlands Park jersey alone out of all the teams that I’ve played for. I’ve played for Jomo Cosmos, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United previously,” he lamented.

“I didn’t have a long stay at Highlands Park. Why would I retire and then post the only jersey of the team where I had the shortest stay? It doesn’t make sense but obviously someone didn’t do his job properly in the media space. They decided to write what they wanted to write. Maybe those people knew that it will attract more people to their publication. In short, I didn’t say I was retiring but I said, I’m closing the chapter of Highlands Park. My contract at that time had ended. I was moving to another journey and challenge.”

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