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Likhopo to splash cash on new signings

Mikia Kalati MASERU — Former premier league champions Likhopo have promised to splash big monies on new players after signing a historic two-year M1 million sponsorship deal with Matekane Group of Companies (MGC).

The contract will see the premier league side getting M500 000 each year.

Likhopo owner, Bishop Molatoli, told the Sunday Express on Friday that the financial backing from MGC will be used to acquire the best players in the country.

The Likhopo boss said he is already tempted to bring back some of his best players he lost to the likes of LCS and Bantu in recent years.

“They left us seeking greener pastures at some clubs who could afford their needs, but now that MGC has come on board we can persuade them to come back home,” Molatoli said. The former Matlama defender noted that he is even interested in bringing back former star midfield Katleho Moleko currently in the books of Cape Town Santos.

The diminutive Likuena winger has been playing for the Santos reserve team for the past two years. “He is one of the best players to ever come out of this country and we would love to have him in the team, but we will have to hear out his situation with Santos before making any deal,” Molatoli said.

The Likhopo boss, who has always been a champion of youth development, said his club will continue to produce and mentor young talent. Another player who could don the red and white of Likhopo in the upcoming season is Likuena star player Bokang Mothoana.The talented left-footed player is currently in Switzerland undergoing trials with FC Zurich.

Mothoana said if nothing materialises in Europe, he would be more than happy to stay with his beloved Likhopo while Molatoli also spoke about his admiration for the former Union Sportive Monastir player. “He is our player, but for now we can only wish him the best of luck because he deserves to be plying his trade in the best leagues around the world,” Molatoli said.“However, we will be more than happy to have him in the squad. “He helped us avoid relegation last season and was an inspiration to young players,” said the veteran coach.

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