April 12, 2021

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George Lebese: Surviving relegation would top every league title

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George Lebese says he is ready for the challenge of helping Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila avoid relegation.

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The 32-year-old former Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns and SuperSport winger signed a short-term deal with TTM until the end of the season.

He was unable to return to American side Switchbacks FC as a result of travel restrictions surrounding the coronavirus.

George Lebese, who has won the Premier Soccer League three times, is also targeting a Nedbank Cup win with TTM in the semi-finals, against Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Speaking to the Sowetan, Lebese said: “My biggest priority right now, with this great opportunity to play in the Premiership again, is to contribute to the club’s dream of retaining their status and win the Nedbank Cup.

“I have won a number of titles [three league titles, plus one Telkom Knockout and an MTN8 title] in my career, especially at Chiefs; but surviving relegation with TTM would be the best moment in my career because it’s a big challenge to fight for survival.

“I enjoyed my time in the US and I was disappointed that Covid-19 cut my time short there. The league there is more or less the same as the PSL… it’s just that the environments are not the same.”