No deals yet for Sera, Masoabi in SA


MASERU – Kick4life and national team striker Nkoto Masoabi who was heavily linked with a move to a South African (SA) Premier League side Black Leopards, is currently undergoing trials at another SA side in the national First Division. This comes after the player could not secure a move to Leopards despite a series of speculations surrounding the issue.

Public Eye has learnt that the last season top goal scorer in the Econet Premier League is currently trying his luck at Jomo Cosmos in the SA National First Division. Cosmos have shown interest in the player for a long time and it remains to be seen if the deal would materialize this season. While it would be a great move for the player to test his abilities in a professional league, the deal could turn out to be a serious blow for Kick4life ahead of the new season.

Kick4life director of football Chris Bullock admits that it would be a challenge to replace the player of Masoabi’s caliber. “He is currently on trial at another team in South Africa so we will see if anything happens there but currently he is still contracted to us until any club signs him. Obviously he would be a big loss because he was a top goal scorer last season and proven goal scorers are not easy to find in Lesotho. We, however, believe in the players we have and would be able to still be a competitive side whether he stays or leave,” said Bullock in an interview with Public Eye on Tuesday.

Another player who was tipped to move to South Africa, Motebang Sera from Matlama FC is still training with the Sea-point outfit as there has not been any official interest for the player from abroad. Sera together with LMPS defender Basia Makepe were linked with several national first division sides in South Africa but there has been no formal approach for the players so far.

Matlama’s Communications and Marketing Manager Tankiso Moletsane confirmed that, “Motebang is still training with the team and we have not received any offers for him since the end of the COSAFA games.” Moletsane however revealed that the team is more than ready to welcome any offers from abroad. “That would be great for us and we would not hesitate to release the player because we also want to see our players representing in those professional leagues.”

Meanwhile former Lioli winger Tumelo Khutlang Makhopo has since secured a move to South Africa’s Black Leopards a few months ago. The playmaker has been impressive so far having already netted a single goal during the preseason friendly encounter against Ndengeza FC.

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