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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Mario Lemina proving to be an inspired signing at Southampton – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Manchester United’s Marouane Fellani (L) and Southampton’s Mario Lemina in action during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at Saint Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, Britain, 23 September 2017.

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017. 16:00


The midfield maestro has hit the ground running after joining English Premier League (EPL) outfit Southampton FC a few months ago.

Much was expected from Lemina when he joined Southampton on a five-year deal for a club record fee of £15.4 millon in August 2017.

The Gabon international is definitely living up to expectations by producing excellent displays for the Saints thus far this season.

The Saints are currently enjoying a two-match unbeaten run the EPL – having defeated West Bromwich Albion after drawing with Newcastle United.

Lemina is the link between the team’s midfield and attack. The dynamic right-footed player starts the team’s attacks and he tends to play the ball forward from the middle of the park.

The former French youth international was instrumental in helping Southampton secure a 1-0 league win over West Brom at St Mary’s Stadium last weekend.

Former England and Southampton defender Wayne Bridge recently praised the 24-year-old hard-working midfielder.

“Lemina is such a great player: his work rate, the way he gets up and down the pitch. He passes forward a lot,” the retired defender told EPL’s official website.

Born in Libreville, Gabon, Lemina has featured in seven league matches for the Saints, who will take on Brighton and Hove Albion away on Sunday.

The former Olympique Marseille star will be looking to continue his good form for the Saints this weekend.



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