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Khanya Leshabela of Leicester City.

Khanya Leshabela of Leicester City.

A gratified Brendan Rodgers on Sunday praised his Leicester City facet after a dominant 5-0 opt over Sheffield United and reserved particular reward for younger South African midfielder Thakgalo Leshabela who made his debut.

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Talking to LCFC TV after the sport, Rodgers had words of encouragement for the younger South African midfielder who modified into offered as a change in the 81st minute.

“He’s labored very worrying and we now have given heaps of younger gamers the taste of first-crew soccer,” Rodgers acknowledged.

“He’s a younger player that has labored very worrying, he modified into depressed no longer to exit on mortgage so we needed to care for him to have him around the squad.

“This present day he gets his reward for that [hard work]. But there’s quiet a long manner to stir for him, but he has got qualities and he got right here into the sport and confirmed a pleasant self belief.”

At 21 years and 175 days mature, Leshabela grew to become the most up-to-date South African to feature in the Premier League following Bafana Bafana smartly-known person Percy Tau, who modified into recalled by Brighton & Hove Albion in January.

A hat-trick by Nigerian world Kelechi Iheanacho, a strike by Ayoze Perez and an have honest by Ethan Ampadu sealed a happy 5-0 opt for the Foxes.

Leshabela, who modified into born in Pretoria but relocated to the UK with his family on the age of two, joined the Leicester academy in 2013 and has shone in the youth ranks signing a long-time frame contract in 2019.

The younger midfielder renowned the proud second with a put up to his legitimate Instagram myth the place he thanked followers for the overall nicely needs.

“Dreams 2 Truth, Proud to have made My Premier League Debut, Immense performance from the boys, Thanks for the overall worship,” he acknowledged.

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