The 30-year-old defender believes his passion for the game stemmed from his football-loving family, “My entire household played and currently plays football. My grandfather, father, uncles, brother and cousins all love to play the game. It’s not hard to figure out where my inspiration for the sport came from.” Last season, the Bafana Bafana international was a pivotal member of the Sundowns team that clinched a memorable domestic treble. Consequently, he was named the ‘Defender of the Season’ at the PSL awards, which stands as a testament to the player’s outstanding performance over the 2021/22 campaign.
“I always set myself a target at the beginning of the season which is to do better than the previous one. Last term, we were the best defensively and offensively in the league. The award caught me by surprise because centre-backs often dominate the ‘Best Defender’ category. Nevertheless, I am pleased with the accolade and the plan is to go again in the next season,” the left back declared. Lakay’s attacking moves and most importantly, his ball striking abilities have become one of Bafana Ba Style’s potent weapons in recent times. His mastery of the ball seems to get better at each set-piece delivery and the Capetonian is willing to enhance his game even more.