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Masalesa can't wait to shine for Platinum Stars

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa | 2017-08-03 09:57:41.0

Platinum Stars' new signing Lehlogonolo Masalesa says he hopes to hit the ground running when he starts training with the team.

Masalesa has rejoined Dikwena on a three-year contract. He started his PSL career at the club in 2009 before moving to Bidvest Wits a year later.

Vieira, as he's affectionately known, told Sowetan yesterday that he has been offered a very good contract by the North West club, and wants to repay their faith.

"I hope I can hit the ground running," said Masalesa, who's currently out with a knee injury but should be back soon.

"I got a good offer from Platinum Stars that I couldn't refuse and I think it's a good move for me. I have been welcomed well by the club and they did their utmost to convince me to come here. So I'm here and I'm looking forward to the future.

"I know that they expect a lot from me as a club and my contract speaks for itself. I would really like to hit the ground running."

He spent the previous six months at Greek top-flight side Larissa and, despite helping them survive relegation, Masalesa decided to move on.

"We couldn't agree terms on the extension of my contract.

"It was based on whether we would survive relegation or not and we did, but we couldn't agree on the next two years [which was optional]," Masalesa explained.

"One of the moves that was lined up fell through at the last minute. I was supposed to join another Greek side, Panionios," he said.

Now that he has secured his future, the 25-year-old is also looking forward to more Bafana Bafana appearances after impressing head coach Stuart Baxter in the Cosafa Cup early last month.

"I will love to be a part of the Bafana team going forward, especially under a coach like Stuart.

"I've never doubted my ability and even when I went abroad, I didn't struggle to make an impact within a short space of time," Masalesa added.