BIRTH NAME: Lebogang Moloto
DATE OF BIRTH: 21 May 1990
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chebeng (Moletjie), Limpopo
OCCUPATION: Soccer Player
Lebogang Moloto whose best known as Lebo Moloto, is a American-based South African midfielder currently plays for the Nashville SC in the USL.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Lebogang ”Lebo” Moloto was born on the 21 May 1990 in Chebeng (Moletjie) near Polokwane, Limpopo. He moved to the United States to play college soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in 2009. Lebo was offered a scholarship after his coach at Lindsey Wilson saw him in an international youth tournament in Cape Town at age 16. While enrolled at Lindsey Wilson College, Moloto also played for the Des Moines Menace of the semi-professional Premier Development League.
Moloto was selected by Seattle Sounders FC with the 54th pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft but was ultimately not signed by the club after leaving camp to continue his schooling. On 2 March 2015, it was announced that Moloto was returning to the United States after signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2015 USL season.
Moloto scored the Riverhounds’ first goal of the 2016 season as he recorded the first tally of a 2–1 preseason victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions on 28 February 2016.
On December 12, 2017, Nashville SC announced they had acquired Moloto in a trade with Swope Park. The club announced that Moloto would wear the number 10 shirt for the 2018 season.
Moloto has represented South Africa at the Under-17 level, including being named to the squad for a friendly match against Zimbabwe Under-17 in June 2008 in preparation for the 2009 African U-17 Championship. In 2007, South Africa reached the final of the 2007 COSAFA Youth Championship after Moloto scored the only goal of a 1-0 victory over Malawi Under-17 in the semi-finals.