If it takes one to know one then Black Leopards playmaker Lesedi Kapinga is special.
Kapinga, who has put on impressive performances in the middle of the park, has received a pat on the back from his teammate Robert Ng’ambi.
Ng’ambi, a veteran of PSL with massive experience spanning over a decade in the elite league, rates Kapinga as the best he has played with.
“To be honest I have played with so many players but the quality that Lesedi has is wow. I rate him highly. I have seen him and I know what he can do. I have played with a couple of good players but when I saw the boy I said this one is special. He is really a quality player,” Ng’ambi told FARPost.
“He is one of the best if not the best that I have played with. The boy is on another level. He just needs the best guidance and to motivate him a little bit. I can see the boy is going places.”
Kapinga, a pintsized threat in possession of the ball with creativity, dribbling wizardry and flair, is one of the most sought after players in the PSL following his scintillating displays for Leopards so far this season.
If Leopards are to climb up the table they will need to hold on to the 24-year-old. Kapinga could be whisked away by big spenders from the south and Ng’ambi says it will be beneficial for Lidoda Duvha to see their exciting midfielder to stay in Limpopo.
“That’s the nature of the game. It can be good for him but as much as I am talking the team wants him to stay and perform some more and help the team to also achieve our goal. I would like to see him around but he has ambitions also. If he wants to go somewhere it’s up to him and the team, what they decide. It’s difficult to get another player like Kapinga,” said the Malawian international.
Kapinga is expected to initiate attacks when Leopards clash with Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa this coming Sunday afternoon.
“Our aim is to go there and try to get the three points. At the moment we need the points to climb the table. If you look at our position on the log, anything can happen so we have to fight to win the game,” added Ng’ambi.
By Hosea Ramphekwa