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LCS chase Liphakoe attacker

Moorosi Tsiane

LCS are racing against time to secure the services of Liphakoe attacking midfielder Setho Moshoeshoe with just five days before the transfer window closes.

The Sunday Express can reveal that LCS are interested in the player who has been with Liphakoe for the past season having spent six months at Lioli after his return from the United States of America where he had spent several years from his childhood.

While in the US, the player had a brush with the law and was deported in 2016 and subsequently signed for Lioli in January 2016. He left Lioli in June last year and signed a three-year contract with Liphakoe.

He had initially looked to have settled well proven by his constant nomination into the top three of the Econet Premier League player of the month nominee multiple times. However, the player fell out with the management over indiscipline and eventually started looking for a new club.

LCS communications and marketing manager (CMM) Kofi Rantai confirmed to the Sunday Express that they are indeed interested in adding the talented attacker onto their roster.

“He is a good player and our technical team has shown interest in him so we are pursuing him,” Rantai said.

“He is training with our team and the coaches are impressed with him so we have started with negotiations with Liphakoe. So far the negotiations have been smooth and hopefully we will reach an agreement soon.”

He said LCS has endured seven-year trophy drought since 2011 when they won the premiership title but said they working to strengthen the side so that it can challenge for honours along with dominant teams like Lioli and Bantu.

“It is high time we also start winning trophies because it has been a long time now. Setho is a good attacker who scored important goals for Liphakoe last season and he will also bring in more competition into our team,” he said.

Liphakoe vice president Moeketsi Ramakatsa said the negotiations with LCS are at an advanced stage.

“LCS have approached us inquiring about him since he was already training with them. We are willing to let him go and what is only left for now is to reach the final agreements and then sign the paper work,” Ramakatsa said.

Ramakatsa however, said Moshoeshoe’s departure will be a huge loss for his club but also said the player’s disciplinary issues gave the team a reason to let him go.

“He is a very good player that is a fact and he had a good time with us but he has some discipline issues. At times we even suspended him from the team hoping he would change but that did not work out so we have decided to part ways,” Ramakatsa said.

He also said they are also willing to let go of Liphakoe striker Theophilus Aboman who is training with Kick4Life.

“Sometimes a foreign player comes in with numerous demands but offer very little so we have decided to let him go,” Ramakatsa said.

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