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Bantu, Lioli tussle for Snyders

Mikia Kalati

THE Majantja FC management has confirmed that both Bantu and Lioli have submitted their bids for their striker, Keketso Snyders.

The lanky striker is currently second in the goal-scoring charts with six goals behind Lebajoa Mosehlenyane of Matlama, who has eight goals.

Snyders has been impressive since joining Majantja from Sky Battalion two seasons ago and it appears the Mohale’s Hoek outfit is ready to cash in on the striker who also wants to leave.

Majantja’s season has been marred by off-the field problems which have led to the departure of their South African coach Kabelo Malapane, who is owed four-month salary.

Majantja public relations officer Tšepang Makakole confirmed to the Sunday Express that they have received bids from both Bantu and Lioli for the services of their striker.

He said that they have since responded to the two Econet Premier League giants and will now sell to the highest bidder.

“Indeed, the two teams wrote to us for the services of Snyders and we have since responded to their request,” Makakole said.

“We will now wait for the team which will meet our asking price for the striker but for now, he is still with the team and was part of the squad for yesterday’s match against Lioli.”

Makakole admitted that they are desperate to cash in on the striker because the club has financial problems while Snyders is also unsettled at the Mohale’s Hoek side.

“His heart is no longer here because he is aware of the teams that are interested in his services but for now, he is still with us.”

Lioli president Lebohang Thotanyana could not go into details regarding their desire to sign the striker telling this publication that he would first engage the coaches before commenting.

“I have to go back to my coaches and discuss with them to hear what they say,” Thotanyana said.

Bantu public relations officer Bokang Phasumane confirmed that the Econet Premier League defending champions are interested in the lanky striker and have submitted their bid.

“Yes, we want the striker and we are hopeful that he will join Bantu,” Phasumane said.

Meanwhile, Phasumane also confirmed that the Mafeteng outfit have parted ways with Zimbabwean goalkeeper Tinotenda Mapuvire as the club felt he was surplus to requirements.

The Zimbabwean joined the club at the start of the season but has been overtaken by Thabiso Lichaba and Fusi Ranone.


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