Lehlohonolo Seema

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Lehlohonolo Seema
Personal information
Full name Lehlohonolo Simon Seema
Date of birth (1980-06-09) June 9, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Mafeteng, Lesotho
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Chelsea Maseru 26 (2)
1995–1997 Matlama Maseru 47 (3)
1997–1998 Bantu United 26 (0)
1998–2006 Bloemfontein Celtic 113 (8)
2006–2011 Orlando Pirates 63 (1)
2010 Mpumalanga Black Aces (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1998–2008 Lesotho[1] 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lehlohonolo Seema (born June 9, 1980 in Mafeteng) is a Lesotho football (soccer) defender and midfielder. He also holds South African citizenship.


Seema had trials for English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Newcastle United at an early age.[2] He joined South African team Bloemfontein Celtic in the 1998/99 season, and moved to Orlando Pirates in 2006. Having previously captained Bloemfontein Celtic,[3] he now captains Orlando Pirates.[4]

International career[edit]

The star of the Lesotho national team, Seema was their only player who in 2003 played club football abroad. In 2001, he scored the winning goal from a penalty kick in the 87th minute of an African Cup of Nations qualifier versus Zimbabwe in Bulawayo to give Lesotho a famous victory.


  1. ^ Lehlohonolo Seema at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Copnall, James (2003-06-12). "Crocodiles plot Senegal's fall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  3. ^ Jonty, Mark (13 September 2004). "Money does buy happiness". IOL. Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  4. ^ Nkareng, Matshe (6 December 2006). "Bucs duo in trouble again". IOL. Retrieved 2006-12-22.