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South African legend Reneilwe Letsholonyane retires from the game

Reneilwe Letsholonyane, la légende sud-africaine met fin à sa carrière de footballeur
South African legend Reneilwe Letsholonyane retires from the game

Reneilwe Letsholonyane has left his mark on the history of the South African league and Bafana Bafana. The 39 year old player, who was for a long time the star of Kaizer Chiefs, ended his career on Thursday 1 July.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane, considered a legend in South Africa, is calling it a day. The 39-year-old midfielder has made his mark on the local league.

Born in Soweto, Reneilwe Letsholonyane started his football career at the Jomo Cosmos Youth Academy. This was in the early 2000s. But it is with Kaizer Chiefs that he will be remembered. The man who wore the number 6 shirt won two league titles and eight cups in eight years with the Yellow-Blacks. During his time with the Chiefs, Letsholonyane played 220 matches (25 goals).

He later joined Supersport United, another top flight club in South Africa. The man nicknamed "Yeye" thus ended his career, after a final spell with TS Galaxy.

54 caps for Bafana Bafana
Letsholonyane also played 54 times for Bafana Bafana. He played in all three matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. "Yeye" was also in the squad at the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and 2015.

In his tribute video posted on Twitter, the player shows all the shirts he wore as a professional. He ended his post with a "thank you Yeye" and the number 6 he wore mainly during his career.

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