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Lioli GM quits

Moorosi Tsiane

LIOLI general manager, Hlalele Matobako, has ended his eight-year stay with the former league champions.

Matobako, who joined Tse Nala in 2013, resigned early this month.

Lioli president, Lebohang Thotanyana, confirmed the development but could be drawn into revealing why Matobako resigned.

Thotanyana said they were yet to sit down with Matobako,

“He has worked for the team for a long time and it was bound to happen that he would leave at some point,” Thotanyana said.

“We have received his resignation letter but we haven’t had the time to meet and discuss it with him. We will meet next week and possibly only then will we know why he is leaving.”

The Lioli boss said losing Matobako would leave a huge dent to the club but said the former general manager was always welcome to return.

“He has been here for a long time and losing him is not always going to be easy given the experience that he has amassed over the years. Our doors will always be open for him. However, as for now, we cannot say more because we still need to sit down with him.”

On his part, Matobako said he was not ready to say the reasons for his departure.

“I am not in the right place to indulge why I am leaving the team but yes I have resigned. I have worked for Lioli for a long time and the decision to leave was not easy to reach. All I can say for now is that I have been forced by circumstances to leave.

“I will always be grateful for the opportunity Lioli gave me and the memories we created in the past eight years,” Matobako said.

Since Matobako joined Lioli in 2013, Tse Nala won three league titles, one Independence Cup and Top8 Cup.

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