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Maloro relishes Celtic opportunity

Moorosi Tsiane

MEHALALITOE and Kick4Life Ladies striker Litšeoane Maloro is set to join Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa at the end of the Women Super League season.

The lanky striker, who grabbed a brace in her side’s 5-0 routing of Berea Ladies, taking her tally to 21 goals, told the Sunday Express that she is excited and is looking forward to a new challenge.

“I am happy that the move will finally happen although we haven’t finalised all the processes since the season has not yet ended but as soon as it’s done, I am hopeful that Kick4Life will release my clearance so that I can start my new journey,” Maloro said.

She said playing in the Sasol League will help her boost her career.

“The Sasol League is more developed than ours so I think this is a good move because it will give me the exposure that I need as a player. I am also hopeful that this will have a positive effect on our national team as the number of players in foreign leagues increases.”

The 23-year-old striker, popularly referred to as Kamoli (after former LDF commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli) by her peers since she often terrorises defenders, will be the third player from Lesotho to join Celtic. She follows after Boitumelo Rabale, who is now in the United States of America and her former Kick4Life teammate, Mosili Motšoeneng, who joined Siwelele last year.

The Ha-Abia born striker said she was aware that breaking into the Celtic first team will not be easy but said she was ready for the challenge.

“There are players who are already playing there and probably know and understand each other better, so it is not going to be easy for me to break into the team. However, that what will drive me to push even harder because I will now be out of my comfort zone,” she said.

While Maloro will be playing for Celtic, she will also be studying Electrical engineering at Motheo College.

“I am not only excited about playing in a better league but I am also happy about the opportunities that come with the move because I have also been offered a place to continue with my studies at Motheo FET College, where I will be enrolling studying electrical engineering,” Maloro said.

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