At the age of 20, the Lobatse-born youngster Bakang Leshona finds himself in a star-studded BTC Premiership outfit Jwaneng Galaxy, where he is currently struggling to break into the starting line-up.
Despite lack of game time, the pacey winger believes it is only a matter of time before he commands a regular place on the team-sheet.
“I’ve been working tirelessly to break into the first team and I believe that I’ll get my chance soon,” he said.
Leshona burst into elite league action at the age of 16 playing for Lobatse giants Extension Gunners, and spent a period of two years learning what it takes to perform in front of thousands of supporters.
The youngster was soon snapped up by Mochudi Centre Chiefs where he found himself in the middle of a relegation battle.
Although he came up with a couple of important goals for the Kgatleng outfit, his heroics were not enough to save the team from relegation.
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As Chiefs dropped a tier down “Mjapane” as his legion of fans call him moved a notch higher, joining 2018/19 Mascom Top 8 Champions Jwaneng Galaxy where he’s now competing for a starting berth against seasoned campaigners in Atisang Batsi and Thero Setsile.
“I’m yet to enjoyed my stay at Galaxy because of lack of game time, but one thing I’m sure of is that I’m at the right place,” he said.
The youngster further told Voice Sport of his desire to play professional football abroad.
“I want to see myself playing in big leagues such as PSL, and that can be only achieved if I feature more in the team.” he said.
“However I’m not too worried because I still have age on my side,” Mjapane added with a chuckle.