Likuena Li star in Bosnia for fo trials
LESOTHO international, Jane ‘Sunny’ Tšotleho, is on trials at Bosnia premier league side Fudbalski Klub Velež Mostar.
The 23-year-old forward, who plays for Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina in the United States’ third-tier league, has been at Mostar since last week.
According to United States-based former national team goalkeeper, Thabane Sutu, who took Tšotleho to the US as a 13-year-old, chances are “very high” that the playmaker would win a contract at the club. Fudbalski Klub Velež Mostar or Football Club Velež Mostar is a professional outfit and one of the most successful in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded on 22 June 1922.
“He is very determined and has received good reviews since the trials started last week,” Sutu told the Lesotho Times this week.
“The boy has been working very hard and is looking forward to establishing himself in Europe.”
Tšotleho last played for the national team, Likuena, in July this year at the regional Cosafa tournament held in South Africa. Lesotho crashed out of the tournament in the first round, with Tšotleho starting one of Likuena’s three matches, and coming in as a substitute in the third tie.
“Sunny has done very well here and has attracted a lot of attention among American teams. However, it will be very good for him and the country if he signs for Mostar as it could open the doors for other players from Lesotho,” said Sutu.
Sutu, who played for Arsenal and Egyptian giants Al Ahly, and now coaches in the US, said another Lesotho player based in America, Napo Matsoso (21), has been in great form for the University of Kentucky.
“Matsoso has been in fine form and is hoping to be given a chance to play for Likuena. He is ripe for the national team and would be a wonderful addition to the team,” Sutu said.
Wilmington Hammerheads FC forward Jane ‘Sunny’ Tšotleho (centre) battles for possession. (file pic)