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LCS chase out of contract Bantu striker

Moorosi Tsiane

LESOTHO Correctional Service (LCS) is chasing out of contract Bantu striker Keketso Snyder, whose tenure with the Mafeteng outfit ended last month.

Snyder joined Bantu from Majantja in January this year but failed to break into the star-studded side six months watching from the stands. He only played two unofficial matches.

LCS’ move comes after their striker Thapelo Tale also refused to renew his contract with the outfit last month.

According to a source close to the matter, LCS had always admired the striker and were one of the teams chasing him in January before he decided to settle for Bantu.

The source said Masheshena’s interest in the player has now been reignited and haver already attempted to bring him to the negotiation table.

“They have always wanted him only that he opted for Bantu in January,” the source said adding: “Now that the Bantu move didn’t go well for him, they (LCS) have reached out to him seeking to negotiate with him”.

LCS secretary general Lehlohonolo Matlosa confirmed that they are indeed interested in signing the player.

“We have been trying to engage him in talks because we want to sign him. Firstly, we must ensure that he indeed is out of contract with Bantu so that we can know which procedure to follow because if he still has a contract, we would have to approach the team,” Matlosa said.

Matlosa said they are not bothered that the striker didn’t play any competitive matches for the whole second round of the season because they know his capabilities.

“He is no stranger to our league and it doesn’t bother us that he did not get game time last season. We have known him long before he joined Bantu and we have been chasing him since them.

“So, we know that he can deliver. He will have ample time to get into shape before the commencement of the new season,” Matlosa said.

Matlosa also confirmed that Tale has not renewed his contract as he said he is joining another team in Durban.

“Tale didn’t renew his contract with us. He said he is joining a team from Durban, so we didn’t make any follow-ups with him because he is no longer our player. So, we desperately need his replacement,” he said.

Should the move to LCS materialise Snyder would become the side’s second signing after landing the signature of former Lioli defender Kopano Tseka at the beginning of this month.

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