12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bafana Bafana’s Richard Henyekane

Written by Keren Mikva

Henyekane earned the Lesley Manyathela Award following his 2008-2009 season

While playing for the amateur side in the Premier League, Henyekane received the Lesley Manyathela Award, given to the top goal scorer of the season. Henyekane had netted 19 goals in the 2008-2009 season, earning him international attention and the opportunity to move up to the professional side. The award is named after Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Manyathela, who also died in a car accident in 2003 in Limpopo.