National team playmaker Bokang “Lefty” Mothoana is undergoing trials at South African football giants, SuperSport United, the Sunday Express can reveal.
The talented left-footer has been club-less since leaving Tunisian outfit Union Sportive Monastirienne in July last year due to political unrest in the Arab country, where he had been plying his trade since 2007.
Mothoana (26) had since been at boyhood outfit Likhopo, but did not play for the club during the just-ended 2013/14 Premier League season.
Likhopo team manager, Qamako Mahao, on Friday confirmed to the Sunday Express the highly rated utility player, who is equally at home in midfield as he is in defence, is trying his luck at the Pretoria-based side.
“It’s true Mothoana is on trials at SuperSport and has been there since Monday this week,” Mahao said.
“At this stage, we have not confirmed the duration of his trials, but I will be communicating with him to get all the details.”
Mahao further explained that the two clubs had a good working relationship which he hoped would help Mothoana get a contract at the South African outfit.
“We all know that he has the qualities to play anywhere as he has played in the Tunisian league that is very professional and highly competitive.
“All we can do at this stage is to wish him luck because if he succeeds, it will be good for him and the country.”
Mothoana, who recently recovered from injury sustained during the national team’s (Likuena) first leg, first round 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Liberia in Monrovia, is expected to be part of the Lesotho side that plays Botswana and Tanzania in friendlies on 13 and 15 July in Gaborone, respectively.
The matches form part of the team’s preparations for the second round of the Afcon qualifiers against Kenya.
Mahao further noted another Likhopo product, Thapelo Tale, has been training with Free State Stars for almost a week now and expects the South African side to conclude a deal for the striker by next week.
The duo makes a group of five Likuena players currently training with South African sides with a hope to win contracts.
The Sunday Express has also been informed the trio of Nkau Lerotholi of Matlama and Lioli’s Bushy Moletsane and Tšepo Lekhooana have impressed at first division side United FC, and are highly likely to be awarded contracts at the Pretoria side.