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LCS sign Lioli defender

Moorosi Tsiane

LCS has signed Likuena defender Kopano Tseka from Lioli.

LCS communications and marketing manager Kofa Rantai told the Sunday Express that the move is meant to boost their side in the upcoming 2019/20 season.

Rantai said the defender signed a two-year deal.

“We have indeed signed Tseka from Lioli on a two-year contract and the deal was finalised on Thursday,” Rantai said.

Rantai said the move was also necessitated by the need to replace their captain Poloko Mohale who is nearing retirement.

“Our captain who plays the same position with Tseka has already notified us that he wants to retire but we asked him to carry on playing for at least a season.

“Again we needed to boost our squad as we lacked depth last season and that is one of the reasons we believe we lost out in the league race,” he said.

LCS started last season like a house on fire and looked destined to be the runaway champions but things changed at the beginning of the second round of the season and Rantai says this is one of the reasons for which they need to boost their squad.

“We started well last season but as time progressed, our players suffered injuries and unfortunately, we lost the title race. At some point, the coaches had to convert other players to play as defenders, so we found the need to boost our team. One of our defenders, Mojalefa Mabusa, suffered a long term injury last season so we need to be on the safe side when the new season starts.

“The center back position is one of the crucial positions and it needs a leader and that is one of the qualities that Kopano boasts of.”

Rantai also revealed that they have been chasing Bantu goalkeeper, Thabiso Lichaba, but have failed to land his signature.

“We were chasing Lichaba because our goalkeeper Sam Ketsekile also wants to retire. However, he has just renewed his contract with Bantu.”

Meanwhile, Bloemfontein Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema told this publication that they were very impressed with Matlama striker Motebang Sera who has been on trials with the side.

“He had a very good trials and I was impressed but now I can’t say whether or not we will sign him. Now we will have to wait for Celtic to make an official statement on what is going to happen,” Seema said on Friday.




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