By Farai Diza
Former Leeds United and South Africa national team legend Lucas Radebe has taken on a role with South Africa Football Association's newly-formed technical committee, which is headed by ex-Mamelodi Sundowns boss Natasha Tsichlas.
Radebe, who helped South Africa claim Africa Cup of Nations honours in 1996 and captained Leeds United in a distinguished playing career, will report to Tsichlas, along with the likes of one-time Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farook Khan and former Banyana Banyana mentor Greg Mashilo.
Radebe made over 200 appearances during his time at Elland Road and he was part of the defence that helped Leeds reach both the semi-finals of the Champions League and UEFA Cup in successive seasons.
As well as holding legendary status at Elland Road, he is seen as a huge role model in his native South Africa, for whom he played 70 times.
The Leeds United legend was guest of honour at the club’s Championship clash with Birmingham City having flown in from South Africa earlier this week.
"I love the club," Radebe told Radio Leeds. "If there is any way that I can come back or get involved with Leeds, I would love that."