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Comitis Gives Leshabela Update

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has given an update on former Leicester City midfielder Khanya Leshabela who is currently training with the club.

Leshabela, who came through the ranks at Leicester, has been training with City since the end of January.

The 24-year-old was born in Soshanguve, but grew up in the United Kingdom.

Speaking to Thabiso Mosia on Radio 2000, Comitis gave an update on the player’s progress.

“Ja, and he’s obviously out of condition so he needs to get himself to a level,” Comitis told Mosia.

“So we’re working closely with him and he’s got a fantastic football brain. You can’t play for Leicester, even if it’s one game, if you aren’t good enough.

“There is a lot of football in him, we’re just waiting for him to get to the level where he can compete and command a place.”

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“Khanya never had any kind of have any attraction in South Africa.

“Since two years old, he’s been in the UK so he’s got a different mindset and mentality, you can see that he’s lived in the UK and he got all the way to play in Leicester’ first team, he played a game and then they loaned him out to lower level clubs and those lower level clubs are difficult leagues to play in.

“And I think he got called up some time back with the U23. And he look quite exciting.

“The game in South Africa we make up for the lack of tactical awareness, we make up in speed and strength and the game is really quick and you have to be able to adapt to that. That’s why we struggle with certain players coming from Africa and sometimes from South America, they come here and they don’t realise how quick the game is here.

“So it takes time, but there’s a lot of football in him and we’re excited to see how we’re going to get him to the level.”

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