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Sello signs for Bantu

Moorosi Tsiane

FORMER Lioli defender Bokang Sello on Wednesday signed a two-year deal with arch rivals Bantu.

The Likuena defender has been at the Teyateyaneng outfit for the past eight years and he decided not to renew his contract which ended in June this year.

Sello has been training with Bantu from early last month until he decided to sing for the reigning league champions on Wednesday.

Bantu coach James Madidilane had recently quelled speculation that the player was joining his side and said he was only training with the side to keep fit as he awaited trials that had been scheduled for Argentina.

At the time, Madidilane was however, quick to point out that they would grab an opportunity to sign the player if he was available.

The left back confirmed to the Sunday Express this newspaper on Thursday that he had signed for Bantu and would be at the team for two seasons.

“I have finally signed for Bantu whom I have been training with for about six weeks now and I think this was the right decision from me,” Sello said.

Sello said he believes Bantu will help him sharpen his skills even further as he still hopes to secure a contract beyond Lesotho borders one day.

He thanked Lioli for exposing him to the top-flight football and said they will always remain in his heart.

“This is football and players will always move from one team to another. Of course, Bantu are Lioli’s biggest rivals but that has nothing to do with me because at the end I still have to choose what is best for me and my career.

“There is nothing personal here but it is just a business decision. I believe Bantu will be the right stepping stone for me because remember when I came here it was for them to help me keep in shape as I was eyeing an overseas move. I thank Lioli for all those years I spent with them because they helped me to be the player I am today,” said Sello.

Bantu coach James Madidilane confirmed the news and said Sello would give the team more defensive options.

“He is such a good player and that is a catch for us. I am sure most of the local coaches could kill to have him on their rooster so we are glad that he decided to sign for us while he awaits his overseas move.

“He brings experience to our team and that is what we need because there will be many competitions to play this season and we need players who are ready to fight and compete,” Madidilane said.

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