Mokhahlane de­lighted to be back

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

FOR­GOT­TEN for­mer Likuena mid­fielder, Ralekoti Mokhahlane, is de­lighted at the prospect of re­turn­ing to ac­tion af­ter sign­ing a six month loan deal with Kick­4life last week. The vet­eran mid­fielder has not played com­pet­i­tive football since 2015 af­ter a stand-off with the LCS man­age­ment that led to nu­mer­ous sus­pen­sions from football ac­tiv­i­ties. How­ever, Mokhahlane who has also cap­tained his coun­try, said it was all in the past and he was look­ing for­ward to en­joy­ing the last few years of his ca­reer. “I think I still have three or four years to give and I am look­ing for­ward to a new chap­ter of my ca­reer at Kick­4Life,” Mokhahlane said, adding, “I have been warmly re­ceived by man­age­ment, my new team­mates and the tech­ni­cal team”. The diminu­tive mid­fielder, who last played for Likuena in Septem­ber 2015 when he scored a beau­ti­ful vol­ley against Al­ge­ria, was full of praise for Kick­4life’s vi­sion and the club’s achieve­ments in the past two sea­sons.

“I am im­pressed with what I have seen al­ready and I think the team has a bright fu­ture.

“As an ex­pe­ri­enced player I am here to share my knowl­edge with the young play­ers be­cause the club has a num­ber of young­sters.

“I am also here to help the team com­pete and con­tinue to im­prove like they have done over the last two years,” he said.

Mokhahlane has won league ti­tles with Likhopo and LCS. He was also part of the na­tional un­der-20 team that qual­i­fied for the 2015 African Youth Cham­pi­onships.

He said he was itch­ing to re­turn to com­pet­i­tive football af­ter a two year ab­sence.

“All I have man­aged is Sun­day football which is not that com­pet­i­tive and I can­not wait to take part in league matches for my new club.

“I be­lieve it will take a month to get back to fit­ness but I am just happy to be back do­ing what I like and to have joined an am­bi­tious team.”

Kick­4life coach, Les­lie Notši, is also de­lighted to re­unite with Mokhahlane af­ter their time to­gether in the na­tional set-up.

“He still has a lot to of­fer and I will give him time to set­tle in and catch up with the rest of the team in terms of fit­ness,” Notši said.

KICK­4LIFE coach Les­lie Notsi (left) has re­united with mid­fielder Ralekoti Mokhahlane.

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