Lyle Lakay with Gavin Hunt

Ex-Sundowns star Lakay rejoins SuperSport United on permanent deal

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 Bafana Bafana international Lyle Lakay has rejoined boyhood SuperSport United on a permanent, the DStv Premiership side announced on Friday.

The 32-year-old Lakay returns to Matsatsantsa A Pitori where his career started off from the youth academy In 2009.

Lyle Lakay put pen to paper on a two-year deal with an option to extend as he looks to revive his career at his boyhood club.

He recently parted ways with Mamelodi Sundowns, where he won four DStv Premiership titles.

“SuperSport United FC would like to confirm the permanent transfer of Bafana Bafana international wing-back Lyle Lakay,” reads the club statement.

“Lakay started off his career at Matsatsantsa at the youth academy and was promoted to the senior team by head coach Gavin Hunt in 2009. He then went on to play 15 games in his maiden season.

Lyle Lakay rejoined SuperSport United

“He was loaned out to FC Cape Town before signing a permanent deal with Bloemfontein Celtic. After a successful stay in the Free State province, he joined Mamelodi Sundowns and then Cape Town City, making over 340 appearances in all competitions and winning 10 trophies which include four league championships, three Nedbank Cups, Two Telkom Knockouts and one MTN 8 trophy.

“Lakay has also represented the national team and will look to add to his 11 Bafana Bafana caps during his Matsatsantsa stay.” 

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Lakay expressed how happy he is return to SuperSport after almost 15 years. His return to the club serves as a major booster coach Gavin Hunt’s squad.

“I’m very happy to be back where it all started with the same coach that gave me my professional debut,” he said.

“I know the coach’s mentality and what the team has achieved before with winning trophies, finishing third last season and winning the league when the coach was here. By saying that, I think we have a good mix of experience and youngsters to try and compete for silverware and I will do my best to try and help the team, but also to help and guide the youngsters.”

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