SuperSport United have confirmed the signing of Bafana Bafana international wing-back Lyle Lakay on a two-year deal with an option to extend.

The 32-year-old started off his career at the SuperSport United youth academy. He  was promoted to the senior team by head coach Gavin Hunt in 2009. Lakay then went on to play 15 games in his maiden season.

He was loaned out to FC Cape Town before signing with now-defunct Bloemfontein Celtic. Lakay secured a move to Mamelodi Sundowns following his performances at the club.

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He spent last season on-loan at Cape Town City. He boasts over 340 appearances in all competitions and won 10 trophies which include, four league championships, three Nedbank Cups, Two Telkom Knockouts and one MTN 8 trophy.

Lyle Lakay rejoins SuperSport United
Lyle Lakay and Gavin Hunt


“I’m very happy to be back where it all started with the same coach that gave me my professional debut,” he said.

“I know the coach’s mentality and what the team has achieved before with winning trophies. Finishing third last season and winning the league when the coach was here.

“By saying that, I think we have a good mix of experience and youngsters to try and compete for silverware. I will do my best to try and help the team, but also to help and guide the youngsters.”

Lakay has also represented the national team and will look to add to his 11 Bafana Bafana caps during his Matsatsantsa stay.