Mat­lama con­fi­dent of land­ing Pot­loane

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

THE coun­try’s most suc­cess­ful club, Mat­lama, has ex­pressed con­fi­dence of se­cur­ing the sig­na­ture of 2013/14 Vo­da­com Pre­mier league (VPL) player of the sea­son, Mabuti Pot­loane, from Linare.

Mat­lama Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Thabo Nkhahle, told a me­dia brief­ing at Pitso Ground on Tues­day the club is edg­ing closer to se­cur­ing the mid­field sen­sa­tion’s ser­vices as well as that of de­fender, Kopano Mo­taung.

“Our sup­port­ers and the foot­ball fra­ter­nity should know that Pot­loane and his col­league, Kopano Mo­taung, have been train­ing with our team since last week and have ex­pressed their de­sire to play for Mat­lama,” Nkhahle said.

The duo fell out with Linare man­age­ment be­fore the end of the VPL first round last month, and have not played for Tse Tala since.

“We have taken ad­van­tage of that (fall out) and have been ne­go­ti­at­ing with Linare to try and se­cure the re­lease of the two play­ers,” Nkahle said.

He said they are con­fi­dent the duo would be Mat­lama play­ers by the end of this week, or early next week. Nkahle also said the club had also trans­fer-listed Tau Qo­bose, while goal­keeper, Ler­ato Tša­long, had been trans­ferred to Sun­dawana with Hlalele Makhakhe join­ing Liphakoe on loan.

Nkahle also an­nounced he was relin­quish­ing his post to con­test in the 28 Fe­bru­ary 2015 gen­eral elec­tions on a Demo­cratic Congress ticket.

“I think it is also im­por­tant to re­veal that I will be step­ping down from the po­si­tion of sec­re­tary gen­eral as I will be con­test­ing in the up­com­ing elec­tions,” he said.

“I feel it is only fair to fo­cus on one thing. I would not be able to serve both with distinc­tion hence my de­ci­sion to make way for oth­ers.”

Nkahle said he would “al­ways be avail­able” to help the team if his ser­vices were needed.

Mat­lama Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, thabo Nkhahle

linare most prized as­set, Mabuti Pot­loane

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