SuperSport United's Reneilwe Letsholonyane remains hungry for success

The Amatsantsantsa A Pitori veteran midfielder spoke to Goal ahead of the MTN8 final

SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane says the love of the game of football drives him to achieve big things as they prepare to face Cape Town City in the MTN8 final this weekend.

The veteran playmaker is hoping to win yet another MTN8 medal this Saturday when they meet the Citizens at Moses Mabhida Stadium but he is adamant that personal glory comes in second after the club's ambitions.

“The mood is good in our camp. Obviously coming from that win against Black Leopards everyone is is happy as we head to this tricky final. We are all excited for our last win, but now we are focusing on the match on Saturday,” Letsholonyane told Goal.

“Yes I am personally excited to be in this game, it is a big one for the club. I believe we represent an institution here before talking about us as individuals,” said Letsholonyane. 

“In football, I have learned to put the team's glory ahead of my own ambitions personal ambitions because I play for SuperSport United first and I want to make history with them – not my own,” he explained.

In a career that spans more than a decade in the top flight since his days at Jomo Cosmos back in 2006, the midfielder remains hungry and has declared his undying love for the game.

Born in Meadowlands, Soweto, 36 years ago, Letsholonyane remains one of the best playmakers in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

“Yeah definitely there is hunger after all these years and it is because of the love I have for the game. It still feels like my first game and the love for the game and for winning is still there,” he revealed.

“That is what drives me to keep me going and I still want to achieve more in the game despite whatever I have achieved at the moment – this is a God given talent and it drives me,” continued the former Bafana Bafana star.


The creative player also reflected on their past 2017/18 PSL season where they reached the Caf Confederation Cup and lifted the MTN8 trophy beating Benni McCarthy's men in Durban, only to experience a dip in form that saw them fighting for survival twoards the end of the season.

“Those memories will always be there because we learned from them and we are still learning from. They are pushing us as a club not to go back to last season's perfomances,” said Letsholonyane. 

“We reached the Caf Confederation final and won the MTN8 and after that things went bad for us. We learned from these experiences and after playing this final, we still have to work hard because we don't want to suffer the same consequences again,” concluded the experienced midfielder.