Lebitso on why he went for goal against Kaizer Chiefs in the derby

Orlando Pirates wing-back Thabiso Lebitso has explained why he took a shot from outside the 18-yard box during the Soweto Derby match against Kaizer Chiefs last month.

The 32-year-old right-back welcomed himself to the Bucs’ faithful with a stunningly taken goal as Pirates defeated rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-2. His screamer was was voted DStv Premiership Goal of the Month for February/March.

For his goal against Kaizer Chiefs, Lebitso will receive R7 000 courtesy of league sponsors.

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“It’s a really great feeling to score the goal, because as a midfielder, now [even] defender you quite don’t get the chance to score goals but I scored one of the goals so far in my career, so it’s a great feeling,” Lebitso told SuperSport as per iDiski Times.

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“If you maybe you can come here at training, that’s when the goalkeepers will tell you ‘ey, this one hits the ball too hard’.

“It’s one of the potentials I do have and that’s when I decided to take the shoot because it’s one of the capabilities,” he added the Pirates defender.

Lebitso’s thunderbolt also helped Orlando Pirates secure a double over Kaizer Chiefs this season. He also revealed that his goal against the Glamour Boys was a “dream come true”.

“It was a beautiful goal. I just saw it now, so it was a beautiful goal, and it’s welcoming for me to play for this big institute,” Lebitso told the club.

The Buccaneers will next be in action this Saturday against AmaZulu at the Orlando Stadium. The match will be a replay of their Nedbank Cup clash which Pirates won 4-2 at the Moses Mabhida this past weekend.