‘Legs of Thunder’ returns to the soccer world.

Former Orlando Pirates star player Jerry “Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana has bought an ABC Motsepe League club and he said he is hoping to it promoted to the elite league in the next few seasons. Sikhosana has purchased the status of Blue Lions, a club that was owned by former Benoni Premier United boss, Dumisani Ndlovu.
Sikhosana said that at the end of the season, he is going to change the name to Tembisa Hollywood Thunder.
Ndlovu, who passed away recently, had handed over the running of the club to his son. However, his was not too keen to run the club, especially with exorbitant monthly costs needed to maintain and salaries.
Sikhosana said he plans to keep the club and its status in the ABC Motsepe League.
“I got the club very late in the season and you have to bear in mind that this is a short season because of Covid-19. I took the players from the previous owners and we are struggling a bit when it comes to performing. My biggest ambition is to get the club into the next tier, the GladAfrica Championship. I believe in the youth and that’s the reason why I brought a lot of youngsters who are good and will be better with a bit of training and coaching,” said Sikhosana.
He also explained that the name he has in mind is made up of his township, Tembisa and his nickname, Legs of Thunder. He added that he is an ambassador of Hollywood Bets. Sikhosana said the team is training at Ecaleni Sports Grounds in Tembisa.
“We also use the Olifantsfontein municipal grounds for matches and friendly games. Ecaleni is the section where I grew up and where I was identified by scouts. So, I also want to give the local boys an opportunity to be scouted as well because I want to give back to my community,” he said.

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