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LCS hands Moshoeshoe lifeline

Moorosi Tsiane

FORMER Liphakoe and Lioli attacker, Setho Moshoeshoe, has been handed a lifeline by LCS after he joined the six-time champions on a two-year deal from Liphakoe.

Moshoeshoe was once deemed the Lesotho’s future in his young days playing for the then Lioli development team Hunters.

It was from Hunters where he got a chance to build his future in the United States by the former Likuena and Al Ahly goalkeeper, Thabane Sutu, who was at the time coaching Louisville club United 1996 FC.

He stayed in the US for 10-years and had to come back home to start afresh in 2016.

He joined Lioli upon his arrival in January 2017 for a six months deal but fell out with the then defending champions’ coach Halemakale Mahlaha who gave him little game-time.

Moshoeshoe was then released by Lioli in June 2017 and joined Liphakoe at the start of the 2017/18 season after signing a three-year deal.

Initially, he looked to have settled well as suggested by his multiple nomination into the top three of the Econet Premier League player of the month. However, he also fell out with the management over indiscipline and eventually started looking for a new club.

In a recent interview with the Sunday Express LCS coach Mpitsa Marai said he could not judge Moshoeshoe based on what other people have said hence he would give him a chance.

“I am aware of what people have been saying but that is not how I work, I will not judge him based on all what people are saying,” Marai said.

“We have decided to give him a chance because he is a good player who we believe he can add value into our team,” Marai said.

The former Likuena defender, who is also the senior national team assistant coach, said Moshoeshoe is not the first player with a bad boy tag to join the club.

“When Mosiuoa Boseeka joined us from Bantu people were saying the same thing but have you ever heard anything bad about him since he joined us? I think it also depends on how teams treat players.

“We are a disciplinary institution so Moshoeshoe will be in good hands. We have already sat him down along with other new players to show them the way we work at the club.

“When it comes to discipline, we do not compromise but I guess time will tell. I was also a player and I understand what players go through. Of course, Moshoeshoe has his flaws as a person just like everybody else but how we approach those issues is very important,” Marai said.

The correctional service side has signed five new players roping in James Mothotjeloa from Likhopo, Motlalepula Chabeli who was released by Kick4Life, Percy Mohami from Linare and Itumeleng Leche on loan from Lioli.

Mark Tahayim and Monkhe Hlaole have been released while Thabo Lebitsa and Thabo Mafatle have both been loaned to Botho University and Galaxy FC respectively.

Tsepo Rantaitsana, Kutlousiso Nthonyana and Tsepo George have retired.



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