Khomari eyes foot­ball re­turn

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Moorosi Tsiane

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary (PS) tšeliso Khomari is look­ing at pur­chas­ing newly pro­moted pre­mier league side, Su­per King­dom (SK) Foot­ball Club.

Khomari said he was in talks with the team’s Chi­nese owner, Hua Gao, pop­u­larly known as messi in lo­cal foot­ball cir­cles.

Khomari told the Le­sotho Times: “What hap­pened was the owner came to me and said he was leav­ing Le­sotho due to work com­mit­ments. He said he would like me to takeover the team, and so i made him an of­fer. When he left for Botswana last week, i had not re­ceived his re­sponse. But he later told me the doc­u­ments had been sent to my of­fice.

“i found the pa­pers he was talk­ing about this week but there were changes now re­gard­ing the price; it was much more than what i had tabled. So i am look­ing for one or two peo­ple to part­ner me in this ven­ture. i have sent out in­vites to peo­ple i think might be in­ter­ested.”

Khomari, a for­mer player with South Africa’s Frasers Celtic, maseru United and Hun­gry Lions, to name but a few of the teams ‘Frisco’ played for, said he was not go­ing to dis­close any fig­ures in­volved in the deal, but was keen on pur­chas­ing the team.

How­ever, Gao had a dif­fer­ent story about his talks with Khomari, say­ing he only wanted the PS to run the team be­cause he would not be in Le­sotho all the time.

“He will be over­see­ing things be­cause i now have too much on my plate. i will be work­ing in Botswana, Zam­bia and namibia so i won’t have time for the team.

“i have been work­ing with the team since 2011 and it is very close to my heart as its pres­i­dent but my op­tions were very limited and i had to leave it in the hands of some­one i can trust,” Gao said.

“He (Khomari) is a for­mer player and has played in South Africa so he un­der­stands play­ers and their needs. the fact that he has also been in top man­age­ment po­si­tions makes me trust him with this team.

“the play­ers and man­age­ment will still be there and taken care of the same way i was do­ing when i was still around.”

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