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Bantu in danger of losing star players to LMPS

Bantu head coach Bob Mafoso

Oct. 21, 2020 2 min read

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ECONET Premier League champions Bantu have confirmed that several of their key players are among a group of top players in the country that have submitted applications seeking employment with the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS).

It has now become the norm in the country for institutions like LDF, LCS and LMPS to use these recruitments to lure some of the best talents to their football teams.

The police team currently has some of the country’s top stars such as Likuena captain, Basia Makepe, Tšepo Seturumane and Nkau Lerotholi, who left clubs like Lioli and Matlama after they were recruited as police officers.

Bantu coach Bob Mafoso confirmed that several of his key players are among players that submitted applications seeking employment with LMPS adding it is worrying for them as the technical team of the Econet Premier League champions.

This publication has been reliably informed that the quartet of Hlompho Kalake, Lehlohonolo Fothoane, Thabo Lesaoana and first choice-goalkeeper, Ntsane Lichaba are among players from Bantu, who have applied for jobs with LMPS.

 “This is something we cannot ignore and I cannot also relax as a coach because other clubs in the league also lost their top players in a similar manner to such institutions,” Mafoso said.

He added: “I know and have also heard about our players that have submitted their applications seeking employment at LMPS. We have to be prepared for the outcome and how we go forward about it.

“Of course, there are issues of contracts as these players are still contracted to Bantu, but it will surely hurt us a lot as a team if they leave.”

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A Matšo Matebele, who will be representing the country in the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League,  have already started with their preparations for the new season after they were given the greenlight by the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) to return to action being among several clubs that have submitted their declarations to observe Covid-19 regulations from the football governing body.

Sports activities including football have been given the greenlight by the government to return to action after over six months having been suspended in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.





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