The proficient participant helped the Foxes transfer as much as second place on the league standings
South Africa under-23 worldwide Khanya Leshabela has made his Premier League debut for Leicester Metropolis.
The 21-year-old midfielder featured for the Foxes as they claimed an emphatic 5-Zero victory over relegation-threatened Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.
Leshabela changed Ayoze Perez a minute after Sheffield defender Ethan Ampadu had netted an own-goal to make it 5-Zero to Leicester within the 80th minute at King Energy Stadium.
It was a reward for the Pretoria-born participant, who had been an unused substitute on three events within the Premier League beneath supervisor Brendan Rodgers this season.
Leshabela has change into the second South African participant to play within the Premier League this season, following within the footsteps of Percy Tau.
Bafana Bafana worldwide Tau has made two appearances within the league for Brighton Hove and Albion the place he has discovered recreation time needed to come by up to now beneath supervisor Graham Potter.
Leshabela, who left South Africa for England on the age of two, has already represented his nation of beginning at age-group degree.
The left-footed participant was a part of the South Africa squad on the 2019 Fifa Below-20 World Cup finals in Poland.
Leshabela’s solely look within the world competitors got here towards Portugal in a Group F match which led to a 1-1 draw with the Leicester academy product, having been launched within the 76th minute.
Previous to that, Leshabela had performed for Amajita on the 2019 Caf U20 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Niger, the place he performed two matches as South Africa completed third within the match.
It stays to be seen whether or not South Africa under-23 head coach David Notoane will embody Leshabela in his closing squad for the 2021 Olympic Video games.
Leshabela is a part of Notoane’s 78-man provisional squad for the worldwide match which will probably be hosted by Japan between July 23 and August 8.
Metropolis’s second change 🔄
Effectively performed, Ayo! 😄 pic.twitter.com/2Nzu1UagNJ
— Leicester Metropolis (@LCFC) March 14, 2021