|Date of birth||21 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Mankweng, South Africa|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Africa Sports Youth Development Academy|
|South Africa U-20|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 11 May 2017 (UTC).
He was given the nickname Vieira by famous South African football comantator Baba Mthethwa because of the similarities he shares with the former French international footballer. He is also known as V12. Masalesa started his top-flight career at Platinum Stars after coming through the Africa Sport Youth Development Academy. However, he only made one substitute appearance for Dikwena, prompting a move to Bidvest Wits, who he represented 26 times before signing a three-year deal with Bucs in September 2012. The ex-national Under-20 midfielder notably impressed when given game-time during Pirates' run to the CAF Champions League Final in 2013.