VODACOM Premier League side, Linare, has rubbished rumours that it is chasing former Orlando Pirates skipper, Lucky Lekgwathi, to join the team as its assistant coach.
By any chance, if a deal was to materialise, Lekgwathi would be joining his compatriot, Tebogo Moloi, who was roped in at the beginning of the season as Linare’s head coach.
Rumours have been doing rounds in the last few weeks that Lekgwathi has already been handed his contract and is expected to sign anytime if he is happy with the terms.
“They have already given him the contract and he is expected to return it if he is satisfied with it,” said a source.
However, Linare spokesperson, Lebese Molati, was however, reluctant to comment on the matter saying he wasn’t aware of the developments. He nevertheless confirmed that they have been discussing strengthening their technical side.
“I can neither confirm nor deny the rumours because there is nothing like that on my table.
“Yes, we have been discussing boosting our technical team but as far as I know, there was no candidate and if there are talks between Linare and any candidate, then the president (Refiloe Martins) team manager (Lekhooa Ramokhoro) will give us all the information once everything is concluded,” Molati said.
Asked whether Linare can afford paying two foreign coaches, Molati said the management would decide.
“I think that will be for the management to decide. If they think we need him, then that we can afford to pay him. We have been paying our players since the games were suspended.”
A source close to Lekgwathi however, rubbished the rumours.
“There is no way Lekgwathi can join Linare especially now. As far as I know, he is not in talks with any Lesotho team.”
When the league was suspended in January 2021, Linare was 10th with four points after four matches and would cherish any additions that would bolster its campaign.