MASERU — Former premier league champions Lioli have released six players ahead of the new season, Sunday Express has learnt.
The Teya-teyaneng based outfit finally grew tired of their bad boy star striker Sello ’Muso and booted him out of the team along with long serving former captain Malebanye Ramoabi ahead of the new season.
Ramoabi is affectionately known as Congo.
Lioli has also released four more players in goalkeeper Isaiah Mosala, Congolese striker Ossala-Okoko Nres Sorrel, Cameroonian Paul Njome Nkoune and defender Thapelo Tanka.
’Muso has been involved in a string of misdemeanours and was in 2010 dismissed from the team along with Brown Makobe, Sefatsa Baholo and Mohapi Ntobo.
The Tšenola born striker was later thrown a life line and given a chance to get his act together, but continued to hog the headlines for the wrong reasons.
The off-the-field problems affected his performance and the talented striker also lost his place in the Likuena team.
Lioli coach Katiso Mojakhomo confirmed to the Sunday Express on Friday that ’Muso and the other players have been released from Tse Nala squad.
“We felt that there is a need to bring some changes and introduce fresh blood into the team.
“We want to do well in the new season, play attractive football and win trophies,” the coach said.
He said they were yet to announce new acquisitions ahead of the new season which is scheduled to start in August.
The former LCS coach said ’Muso and veteran midfielder Congo had done their part at Lioli over the years and he will now look to the youngsters to take Tse Nala back to their glory days.
Tse Nala had a disappointing 2011/12 campaign finishing on fifth position and missed out on the top four spot.
However, Mojakhomo does not make promises of winning the league title in the upcoming season.
“We will be there among the top teams challenging for honours but I can’t make any promises now,” he said.
Meanwhile, ’Muso told the Sunday Express that he is looking forward to the new season with a new club.
“I played my part at Lioli and helped the team win trophies and now it’s time to leave and try my luck somewhere else.”
Scalo, as ’Muso is popularly known, is confident of making a mark and reviving his fading career at the new club.
“I have not made a decision yet on my future but I will be playing for one of the big teams in the country next season,” said the former Likhopo striker.
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