Matlama confident of landing Potloane
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