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Jan. 14, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

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Rasethuntša confident of impressing SA Swallows

Rasethuntša confident of impressing SA Swallows

Linare defender, , Rethabile Rasethuntša

Story highlights

  • The utility player is on his second assessment with the Soweto-based outfit after his first trials last year
  • The lanky defender, who can play as centre-back and or left-back won his first cap for Likuena during the 2020 CHAN qualifiers

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LIKUENA and Linare defender, Rethabile Rasethuntša is hopeful of securing a contract at South African DSTV Premiership side, Swallows FC having left on Sunday to attend trials.

The utility player is on his second assessment with the Soweto-based outfit after his first trials last year and was promised to be given another chance following the coaching changes at the club.

Swallows currently have another Lesotho international, Tumelo Khutlang in their books.

Khutlang joined the club after parting ways with Black Leopards, who were relegated at the end of last season.

“I started training with the club from Wednesday. I knew that I would be coming back here because the club had made a promise that it would have another look at me in January,” Rasethuntša told this publication.

“The fact that the club asked me to remain in shape for when I returned in January gives me hope that it has seen something it likes in me.”

Rasethuntša stated that the coaching changes at the club did not shake him as the management had remained in contact with him throughout the process.

The club replaced sacked Brandon Truter with Dylan Kerr, who works with legendary Fani Madida as his assistant coach.

“I think the fact that the team kept in contact with me and told me about the coaching changes really shows that it considers my abilities as a player,” the centre back said.

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“It is now up to me to work hard on the field and show the new coaches what I can do as they were not here the first time I came for trials.

“Getting a call to come for the trials on its own was great motivation for me to work hard and remain confident that something good will eventually work out,” he also said.

The lanky defender, who can play as either a centre-back and or left-back won his first cap for Likuena during the 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers (CHAN).

He was part of the Leslie Notsi squad that clinched a double over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, beating them 3-2 at Setsoto Stadium and 3-0 at Dobsonville Stadium.

It was the first time that Likuena defeated Bafana Bafana in competitive matches.

The 27-year-old defender was also part of the Likuena squad that played in July last year at the COSAFA Cup held in Gqeberha, South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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