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March 1, 2022

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Ramoreboli credits Lesotho for coaching growth

Ramoreboli credits Lesotho for coaching growth

Botswana's Jwaneng Galaxy coach, Morena Ramoreboli

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  • In Lesotho, the SA born coach was in charge of Lioli
  • He also did his A license coaching badge in the country in 2016

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BOTSWANA’s Jwaneng Galaxy coach, Morena Ramoreboli says his two spells coaching in Lesotho and doing his CAF A License coaching badge in the country has contributed hugely towards his growth as a coach.

The 41-year-old Free State-born mentor has always punched above his weight working for small clubs having late last year led the Botswana outfit to the group stage shortly after taking over the job.

Ramoreboli had two spells coaching in Lesotho, where he was in charge of Lioli and also did his A license coaching badge in the country in 2016.

“Coaching in Lesotho contributed a lot towards my growth as a coach, especially the pressure that I went through during my time in charge of Lioli,” he revealed.

“That along with the coaching education that I was afforded by the Association while doing my A Licence coaching course and learning from other coaches.”

After parting ways with Lioli in 2020, Ramoreboli was roped in as the assistant coach of the South African Under-17, working alongside Vela Khumalo.

The South African last year won the COSAFA Cup with Bafana Bafana as the interim coach after Helman Mkhalele, who was assigned to take charge of the team, had to go on isolation having tested positive for Covid-19.

Ramoreboli stated that he still had a soft spot for Lesotho, adding that he had unfinished business in the country as far as football was concerned.

“Lesotho will always be very close to my heart and one day I will come back,” he told this publication.

“We speak the same language and honestly speaking, the pressure I got from my time working in Lesotho has made me who I am today.”

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Ramoreboli took over the reins at Tse Nala for the first in January 2018 taking over from Motebang Makhetha, who was briefly in charge of the club after it parted ways with Halemakale Mahlaha.

He returned to the club again in January 2020, signing a six-month contract before making his way to his home country to work with their Under-17 national team.

His Botswana side is currently in fifth position in the league, having switched most of its focus in the CAF Champions League, where its campaign has hit a slump collecting just one point from three games played thus far.

Ramoreboli came to prominence during his time coaching Maluti FET College, where his side humiliated Orlando Pirates 4-1 in the Nedbank Cup tournament in 2013.

 

 

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