Zakhele Lepasa, the talisman of the Soweto giants Orlando Pirates, recently celebrated his birthday, revealing his true age and putting an end to the long-standing speculation among fans. Contrary to various reports, the South African centre forward confirmed he was born on January 3, 1997, making him 27 years old. This revelation came as a surprise to many who believed him to be younger, given his youthful appearance and energetic playing style.
Lepasa’s birthday was a grand affair, marked by a surprise party organized by his friends and teammates. The event was attended by several stars from the DStv Premier League, highlighting the respect and admiration Lepasa commands in the football community. His Instagram post, featuring photos from the celebration along with his date of birth and a birthday cake, quickly became a topic of discussion among fans and followers.
The talented player has had an impressive journey in his football career. Starting with the Pirates in 2018, Lepasa was loaned to Stellenbosch and later to TS Galaxy in 2019. During his stint with TS Galaxy, he made 15 appearances and scored nine goals, showcasing his potential as a formidable striker. His return to the Pirates has been marked by remarkable performances, raising questions about his ability to maintain this form throughout the season in all competitions.
Fans and fellow players flooded Lepasa’s social media with heartfelt birthday wishes, reflecting the high regard in which he is held. Notable figures like @lindamntambo23, @gavinjohnhunt, @lindiwedube_, and @mpumi_myende_22 extended their greetings, wishing him success both in life and his upcoming endeavors in Ivory Coast.
As Lepasa steps into another year of his life, the focus now shifts to his future contributions to the Orlando Pirates and the broader football arena. His journey so far has been a blend of talent, hard work, and resilience, making him one of the most promising talents in South African football.