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Botswana club keen to keep Moletsane

Teboho Molapo

 

MASERU — Botswana Premier League side Flamengo Santos are keen to retain the services of playmaker Bushy Moletsane who spent the last season with them on a loan deal from Lioli FC.

Lioli’s communications and marketing manager Moeketsi Pitso this week said negotiations with Flamengo Santos are underway to agree on a fee to renew Moletsane’s loan deal for the 2010/11 season.

“He is returning to Botswana,” said Pitso.

“At the moment we are in discussions with them over whether it will be a loan or it will be a permanent signing.”

Moletsane helped Flamengo Santos finish second in Botswana’s top league.

Moletsane’s loan deal last season earned Lioli M5 000.

“We haven’t talked about (the loan fees) properly yet, but next season he will definitely be back in Botswana. They need him a lot,” Pitso said.

Meanwhile, Pitso confirmed Lioli would hold a meeting after July 11 with players to discuss their contracts.

He said next season Lioli will be Lesotho’s first club to give its players monthly salaries.

“We are going to educate the players and give them the details about the contracts so they know what they are signing,” Pitso said about the agenda of the meeting.

Pitso said by the time the meeting will be held Lioli would have trimmed its squad to 25 players who will qualify for contracts.

This means some players will have to be dropped from Tse Nala’s roster.

“Last season we had about 25 players in the club. Right now there are two players that we are negotiating for,” Pitso said.

“We are going to promote a couple of players (to the first team).

“There will be a long time from the forum until the end of the transfer period so the players that will be released will have a chance to find new clubs.”

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