Bantu put nine play­ers on trans­fer

Lesotho Times - - Front Page - Moorosi Tsiane

Bantu have trans­fer-listed nine play­ers, among them stars Katleho Moleko, thabiso Mo­hapi and Isa­iah Mos­ala.

the other play­ers who have been asked to find new teams be­fore the start of the 2016/17 pre­mier league sea­son are thato Mabi­tle, Os­sala Sor­rel, Du­lang nthot­sela, Keketso Lich­aba, tšoloane Mosak­eng, and tšoeu Mosollo.

the clear-out comes a week af­ter the Mafeteng-based out­fit fired coach Bafo­keng Mo­hapi and his as­sis­tants Caswell Moru and Mos­ito Matela.

ac­cord­ing to club pres­i­dent Leuta John Leuta, the team would be un­der­go­ing mas­sive over­haul fol­low­ing its dis­ap­point­ing out­ing in the 2015/16 sea­son in which it fin­ished sev­enth on the 14-team ta­ble.

Bantu won the league cham­pi­onship in 2013/14 and Leuta says the man­age­ment would leave no stone un­turned in en­sur­ing it re­turns to its for­mer glory.

“Last sea­son wasn’t good for us at all and we are try­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to make sure the team gets back to be­ing the force we were four sea­sons ago.

“With the help of the out­go­ing tech­ni­cal team, we iden­ti­fied play­ers we must re­lease now and we have since placed them on trans­fer,” Leuta said.

“It’s im­por­tant that we clean house now while there is still time to ac­quire new play­ers. the trans­fer win­dow has opened and we thought it is best that we let th­ese play­ers aware of our in­ten­tion.

“We can hold tri­als, buy new play­ers and also pro­mote some from our feeder team, Mafeteng Stars, so we will be cast­ing our net wide in search of new play­ers.

“But we will give the new coaches a chance to as­sess th­ese play­ers we have trans­fer-listed so that they can also make their own con­clu­sions. af­ter all, the play­ers are still con­tracted to us.”

Leuta also said all is set for com­mit­tee elec­tions to be held this com­ing Sun­day in Mafeteng.

“Ev­ery­thing is on track and peo­ple are ex­cited about the elec­tions as ev­ery­one will have their chance of elect­ing the peo­ple they want in our com­mit­tee.

“We usu­ally don’t sub­mit names as can­di­dates but peo­ple are voted on the floor so we will only know the con­tes­tants on the day of the elec­tions,” Leuta said.

“Due to their dif­fer­ent com­mit­ments, some mem­bers of the cur­rent com­mit­tee have in­di­cated that they will not be seek­ing re­elec­tion.”

isa­iah Mos­ala

Katleho Moleko

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