LMPS go­ing all out to re­gain lost glory

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

le­sotho Mounted Po­lice ser­vice (lmps) FC look set to ben­e­fit once again af­ter Nkau lerotholi, litšepe Marabe and thabo seakhoa left Mat­lama, Bantu and lcs re­spec­tively, to un­dergo six months of po­lice train­ing.

af­ter the course, the trio should be join­ing lmps FC just like tšepo se­tu­ru­mane did when he left li­oli for simunye at the start of the cur­rent sea­son fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of his six-month stay at Po­lice train­ing Col­lege.

it is clear lmps want to be a side to reckon with once again be­cause the four play­ers are among the coun­try’s best and would cer­tainly make a dream com­bi­na­tion.

Join­ing the po­lice is an op­por­tu­nity th­ese play­ers can­not turn down as they make very lit­tle from foot­ball and we all need to pay the bills at the end of the day.

Well, one can only give the lmps man­age­ment credit for com­ing up with such a bril­liant strat­egy to im­prove their team, which has strug­gled to match big guns such as Bantu and li­oli, in re­cent years.

of course, of­fer­ing th­ese play­ers jobs does not au­to­mat­i­cally make them lmps play­ers as they still have to be re­leased by their clubs.

How­ever, one thin thing is cer­tain — the days when lmps were on one of those teams play­ing to fin­ish among the best eight are soon go­ing to be over.

it might take themthe time to build a for­mi­da­ble side, but whatwh can’t be in doubt is simunye would so soon reap the re­wards of em­ploy­ing th­ese top foot­ballers.

Neu­trals can only be happy for the play­ers that at least they will have some­thing bet­ter­bette to take home at the end of the month.month some of th­ese lads are al­ready mar­ried and just like any of us, have to take care of their fam­i­lies, hence the wis­dom of get­ting per­ma­nent em­ploy­mentem­ploy­men in a sta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion such a as the po­lice.

lerotholi,lerothol the long­time Mat­lama skip­per,skippe has served tse Put­soa with all his heart and soul and the le least the club can do is wish him t the best of luck and al­low him to leave when the time comes.

i am also happy for Marabe, who was the pre pre­mier league’s top goalscorer last s sea­son. Un­for­tu­nately, his at­tempts to sign with a top, for­eign club hav have failed over the years, with stints in Botswana and south africa, end­ing in heart­break. His re­turn home for the 2014/15 cam­paign ended with theth for­ward be­ing named Vo­da­com Pre­mier league Player of the sea­son, top Goalscor­erGoalsco and Play­ers’ Player of the sea­son.

all i am say­ing is Marabe showed a big heart to over­come a painful jour­ney while in south africa — hish last for­eign ex­pe­di­tion which saw him be­ing side­lined the en­tire 2013/14 sea­son af­ter fail­ing to se­cure a work per­mit — t to bounce back in such spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion.

Hon­estly, i would have been hap­pier to see th­ese play­ers mak­ing bigg moves to europe and earn­ing huge salaries, but at the end of the day, half f a loaf is bet­ter than noth­ing.

the third player who is set for po­lice train­ing is ta­lented lcs for­ward or­ward thabo seakhoa.

this is a young man who showed so much po­ten­tial last sea­sonn and there is no doubt he is des­tineded for a great soc­cer ca­reer, and lmp­sMPS FC would ben­e­fit from his pres­res­ence.

as for lerotholi and Marabe,be, their join­ing the po­lice is al­solso a big blow to the na­tional tea­mam as they had to with­draw fromm the side that played the Co­moros on tues­day ues­day this week.

Coach seep­hephe Matete wasas forced to make last-minute changes to the he team be­cause the two play­ers had to goo to PTC.

lerotholi had be­come an n im­por­tant mem­ber of the na­tional team,, and played al­most ev­ery game since 2011.1. the de­fen­sive stal­wart had also beenn named cap­tain fol­low­ing Moitheri Ntobo’s retirement last year, so his ab­sence, al­though for just six months, is go­ing to be felt by the na­tional side.

Bantu MID­FIELDER LITŠEPE MARABE. LCS striker THABO SEAKHOA.

MAT­LAMA DE­FENDER nkau Lerotholi.

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