SuperSport United Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stanley Matthews has praised both Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Morgan Gould for leadership.
Letsholonyane joined Matsatsantsa from Chiefs in July 2016, while Gould followed a month later.
Mathews says the duo has led by example in recent seasons and will ensure they will be taken care of after retiring from professional football.
“When you talk about model professionals, you’re talking about Yeye and Gould,” Matthews told a local newspaper.
“The pair [is] disciplined and can impart their knowledge to the youngsters in the club when they hang up their boots. There are youngsters who look up to them in the club and we want to invest in them beyond their playing years,” Mathews continued.
The United boss further revealed that both Letsholonyane (36) and Gould (35) will be wisely replaced.
“We don’t want to pay big money for their replacements we have lined up a couple youngsters to replace them in the team already. Why waste money if you can groom and [nurture] capable replacements?” he asked.
“Yeye and Gould know they’re not young anymore. They’re also willing to help youngsters and prepare them for the big stage,” Mathews concluded.
SuperSport is busy in preparations ahead of the MTN8 final against Cape Town City in Durban at the weekend. The event will be a repeat of last season where United beat the Citizens.
Victory on Saturday will add a fifth trophy in four seasons for the fast-growing club.