Lebohang Mokoena (born 29 September 1986) is a South African footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns & Ajax Cape Town.
In Real Life
Lebohang Mokoena made his debut for Orlando Pirates aged 17. The attacker, now 30, has remained in South Africa throughout his career and currently plays for Ajax Cape Town and has been capped 8 times for Bafana Bafana.
Lebohang Mokoena had a keen interest in sprinting and broke records in the 100, 200 and 800 meter events at his Primary school but it was football where he really excelled playing for his local team, Diepkloof Hellenic.
Promoted to the Orlando Pirates first team at the age of seventeen. Mokoena made his PSL debut coming on as a substitute in the 2–2 draw away to Santos. He went on to play twenty-four matches in that season, starting eleven and scoring five goals.
In the next season he won the club’s Most Improved Player of the Year award.
In 2006 Lebohang was promoted to Orlando Pirates senior team where he spent three seasons, before moving to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Struggling with long-term injuries in recent years,it seems Mokoena needs a move to rejuvenate his career.
He got his move in 2016 when he joined Ajax Cape Town, but only six appearances in eight month suggest he will never make it to Europe.
In the Game
A young, talented player who gets a lot of goals and can play in a number of attacking positions who was a wonderkid on Football Manager 2005.
Mokoena had the heading ability of Jan Koller, scored penalties, is very determined, aggressive, creative and has the pace that would be the envy of most sprinters.
Avaliable at the start of a new game for around £650k, it was a deal not to be missed.
The youngster grows up fast, participates in training with great commitment and never argues with the manager.