I still have lot to offer: Mothoana
FORMER Likuena and Kick4Life utility player Bokang “Lefty” Mothoana, who has struggled with a long-term injury, says he still has a lot to offer.
The 32-year-old’s 2018/19 season ended prematurely in March, just two months after returning from another long layoff in January.
However, the player recently told the Sunday Express that he was recovering well and was now searching for a new team after Kick4Life decided against renewing his contract in June.
He said he was confident of returning to action as soon as he recovers.
Mothoana underwent surgery on his right knee in April this year and was ruled out for the remainder of the 2018/19 Econet Premier League season.
He said although the thought of retiring due to the recurrent injuries has crossed his mind, he was yet to decide on that.
“Despite this injury setback, I believe I still have a lot to offer on the field of play and there is nothing I would like other than to continue playing the beautiful game,” Mothoana said.
“But if the injury doesn’t heal, then I will be left with no option but to hang my boots.”
The Sea-Point born and bred player also hinted that he might be joining one of the city’s big clubs.
“I am recovering well, and doctors are impressed with my progress. I have no team for now, but I have been in talks with a few teams and one of them is one of the biggest in Maseru.”
Pressed to confirm if the team was Matlama, Mothoana said: “Matlama is my home”, he said with a chuckle.
“What I can tell you is that I have been in negotiations with one of the biggest teams in our league which is in Maseru but I will not say any names for now until the deal is done,” he said.
The gifted left footer said the reason for which he has not rushed into signing with any team was that he wanted to ensure that he was fully recovered.
The experienced Lesotho international said is expecting to be ready to play when the new campaign commences in September.
“I didn’t want to rush myself, I wanted to ensure that I have healed and ready to play hence my delay.”
However, Mothoana admitted that it is going to be a mammoth task to return to full fitness but said he was working hard to get back into shape.
“It is not going to be easy to get back into my groove because I have spent lot of time on the sidelines, but I have been pushing myself. I have been playing with some small teams here just trying to get into shape and I hope I won’t take too long to get back into full fitness. I have also been working with the program that I have been given by the physiotherapists,” Mothoana said.
Mothoana has had a successful career from winning among others two league titles with Likhopo, Top8 and Top4 trophies as well as numerous junior and senior national team caps.