Yeye Calls It Quits

Mzansi supports him in his decision

By  | Jul 02, 2021, 10:25 AM  | Reneilwa "Yeye" Letsholonyane  | Top of the

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South African soccer legend Reneilwe Letsholonyane has announced that he is officially retiring from the game after an illustrious career.

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In a video shared on social media, Yeye gathered all the jerseys for all the clubs he’s played for on the ground and was sighted leaving, then he threw his soccer boots in the sky.

Fans have taken to social media to thank him for all the years spent playing the beautiful game.

Reneilwe rose through the ranks playing for Jomo Cosmos back in 2016. This was followed by a long stint at Kaizer Chiefs. After leaving Chiefs he went to join Supersport United. His impressive performances earned him a call up to the South African national team in 2008. Yeye is one of the lucky few soccer stars that got to represent Bafana Bafana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

On the 11th Anniversary of the 2010 World Cup, Letsholonyane revealed how grateful he was to be part of that iconic team. “11 years later and it still feels like it happened yesterday. One of the best moments of my life/career. Thank God that I was part of that 2010 World Cup group,” he said.

Yeye is married to South African radio and television personality Mpho Letsholonyane. On their son’s 9th birthday in May 2021, Mpho penned him a heartfelt letter.

“Today my Minion and Superhero who is obsessed with Lego and watching people gaming on YouTube turns 9 years old", she shared. "What a journey it has been… So many learnings. So much growth. Great conversations and lots of laughter."

Taking to Twitter, Mpho revealed that she was told that she would never be able to conceive when she was 17-years-old and when she was 28 she suffered a miscarriage.

“Still can’t believe that I went from being told that I’d never be able to conceive at age 17 because endometriosis, managing to conceive and then suffering a miscarriage at age 28 Broken heart to now celebrating 9 years of life with this young man," she added.

“This is why we ask that you don’t go around asking people when they’re having children, it’s not always a smooth journey.”

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Main Picture Credit: Reneilwe Letsholonyane Instagram Account @reneilwe06
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