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Bucs captain Lucky Lekgwathi tells Goal.com that he will not quit top-flight football should Pirates fail to defend their PSL title or win the Caf Champions League

Orlando Pirates veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi has told Goal.com that he wants to bow out like a king when he feels his legs are tired and he is certain that it is not going to happen in the near future.

Lekgwathi feels that the excitement of football comes from either winning or losing and he promised to carry on even if Pirates fail to lift the league and the Caf Champions League.

“I still feel strong and I am willing to play for the next few seasons. I won’t quit football even if we fail to win the league or the (Caf) Champions League,” Lekgwathi told Goal.com.

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“Football is about winning or losing and I have been in this situation before and I want to retire like a king. I will keep going as long as the Almighty gives me strength,” he said.

The 36-year-old Lekgwathi added that young players in the Pirates team can learn a thing or two from him, because he treats all the players equally.

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“I enjoy working with other senior players and I think treating all the players equal has made me the better person today. I like being around young players so that they can learn from me,” said Lekgwathi.

Lekgwathi has made more than 300 appearances for the Sea Robbers and has been the integral member of Roger De Sa's squad, having missed only three games under the former Bidvest Wits coach.

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