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Former Orlando Pirates star Lucky Lekgwati. Image: Grootman Official/Facebook.

Ex-Pirates star enters the kitchen after football

Football ends. The livelihood possibilities after retirement are as wide as the world. Check out this former Orlando Pirates skipper.

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Former Orlando Pirates star Lucky Lekgwati. Image: Grootman Official/Facebook.

Every Orlando Pirates supporter should remember Lucky Lekgwati after more than a decade of wearing the famous black and white jersey. What is he up to these days?

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Not every footballer will become a coach post-retirement. Lekgwati, now aged 47 since his retirement in 2016, is making strides in the food industry.

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The Ga-Rankuwa-born legend has re-invented himself as the owner of Grootman Restautant in Tshwane. One of the pupular dishes at the food bar is Gauteng’s beloved Kota sandwich.

Other food selections include spicy roast/braai chicken, steaks, chicken livers and burgers.

For more tastes, updates and visuals, find Grootman restaurant on Facebook.


Meanwhile, Lekgwati’s former Pirates side will be in action on Wednesday night against the league’s winless newcomers Spurs.

With just two points in the past two games, coach Jose Riveiro is only focused on helping his men put the ball inside the net.

“We are not finding the goal as easy as we would like and that’s a handicap. But I’m busy with the problems that we have to make sure that we solve them,” the Spaniard said as quoted by TimesLIVE.

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“If we continue having all problems, then we are doing something wrong. I’m busy trying to help my players to win games and score more goals, but I’m not concerned,” he added.

The game is set for a 19:30 kick-off from the Cape Town Stadium and will be live on SuperSport TV’s Channel 202.

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