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Sera impresses at Celtic trial

  • as Marabe is sent home

Moorosi Tsiane

MATLAMA striker Motebang Sera has impressed Bloemfontein Celtic where he is on trial while his compatriot and Bantu attacking midfielder Litšepe Marabe was sent back home on Friday.

The two have been on trials at the ABSA Premiership outfit for the last two weeks. They had been invited along with two other Bantu players Hlompho Kalake and Lazola Tjokotjokwana.

However, the duo of Tjokotjokwana and Kalake were sent home last weekend with both Sera and Marabe remaining for further assessment.

Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema told this publication on Friday that Marabe has been released while Sera has remained behind for further assessment.

He said Sera will start training with the senior team tomorrow while the final decision is expected on Friday.

“We will be keeping Sera with other trialists who will join the senior team on Monday and they will train for a week then on Friday the final decision will be made,” he said.

Seema said the Econet Premier League player of the season (Sera) has been impressive and has been working hard.

“He (Sera) is a hard worker and has been impressive. He is also positive and keeps on fighting.

“They played against the senior team and after that match we decided to release Marabe and other players whom we felt didn’t make the grade,” Seema said.

He said the trio that has been released also did well but added that whenever they hold open trials, there will always be other players who do better than others.

“I cannot really say they have failed. In trials, players don’t fail. In open trials you will always find players who are better than others, who have better qualities than others and you will keep the ones who bring out the qualities you need as a coach.

“The fact that I invited them means I have seen their potential. It is just that in the positions they play, we have better quality,” he said.

The reigning league top goal scorer with 18 goals was at the beginning of this month on trials with Free State Stars with his two teammates Phafa Tšosane and Theletsane Makume and it is still unclear how the trials went.

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