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Boikanyo wants Lioli to pay for one year left in his contract


Moorosi Tsiane

SOUTH African winger, Diutlwileng Boikanyo, who has just parted ways with Lioli says the Teyateyaneng side was supposed to pay him for the one-year remaining in his contract when the club decide to axe him.

The winger joined Lioli at the beginning of the 2018/19 season and helped the outfit win the Econet Soccer Spectacular and Independence Cup that same season.

Lioli has announced that it was parting ways with the left footed midfielder after a mutual agreement to that effect.

However, Boikanyo told the Sunday Express that he was just that his contract had been terminated because he was not in the coach’s plans.

“I was just told that I was not in the coach’s plans and I was handed my contract termination letter to sign,” Boikanyo said.

“I still had one year remaining in my three-year contract with the club.”

He said Lioli has not paid him for the remaining one year.

“I think I was supposed to have been paid but now the challenge is that I didn’t have a copy of the contract that I signed because the management kept postponing the matter when I asked for the contract. I am also to blame because I should have persisted. Now I am in a fix because I don’t have a leg to stand on.

“However, I think that is what any team would do in this situation; they should pay.”

While he had hoped to win the league with Lioli, Boikanyo is happy with what he contributed to the side.

“Winning the league was my dream. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as I had expected but I think the two trophies we won still count for something,” he said.

The player had hoped to join a South African team but the deal fell through after the coach who wanted him as fired.

“I had an offer from a GladAfrica Championship team but unfortunately, the coach who wanted to sign me was fired, so the deal fell through. But there are also clubs who have shown interest in me in Lesotho, so I will be back in the country next week to finalise those issues,” Boikanyo said.

However, Lioli general manager Hlalele Matobako said they don’t owe Boikanyo any money as the decision to part ways was a mutual agreement between the two parties.

“We don’t owe him anything, he was not transfer listed, it’s not a termination by the club either, this is the decision which was taken by both the club and him and we reached a mutual agreement that we should part ways,” said Matobako.



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