In-demand Black Leopards star midfielder Lesedi Kapinga has been publicly linked with Tshwane giants Mamelodi Sundowns, and his coach has opened up on his possible move for the first time.
Kapinga’s contract with Lidoda Duvha is set to expire by the end of June 2020, with rumours making rounds that the talented midfielder has signed a pre-contract with Sundowns.
The 24-year-old joined the Limpopo-based club two years ago from Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, and has since proven to be an influential player, scoring for the relegation-threatened outfit six times, and providing five assists in 27 games across all competitions.
With the outcome of the 2019/20 season yet to be confirmed by the PSL and SAFA, Leopards coach Alan Clark has discussed the possibility of losing the attacker.
“I think Lesedi is one of those players I’ve had good conversations with, in fact, I spoke to him this week and he’s very motivated to do well, whether he stays or moves on,” said Clark, speaking to the South African Football Journalist Association as quoted by KickOff.Com
“In life you never know which bridges you’re going to cross, so it’s very important to make sure you don’t burn those bridges.
“So, whatever you do in life, you always do your best so when you see that person again, they still have the same respect for you and whatever you did for them.
“If Lesedi does move on to another club, we’ll wish him all the best but it’s his responsibility to make sure that he gives everything he can to the club that took him to the premier league and gave him that opportunity.
“I get the feeling from him that he wants nothing more than to do his best for Leopards, and when the time comes for him to shake hands and leave then everybody will do so with a smile on their face. And I think that’s the the best situation both for him and the club.”