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Sera cleared to join Celtic

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Aug. 15, 2019 2 min read

MASERU – Premier League top goal scorer, Motebang Nyepetsi Sera who recently joined ABSA Premier League outfit Bloemfontein Celtic is now eligible to play for his new club after acquiring an international clearance on Tuesday.

The former Matlama marksman who banged in a total of 18 goals last season and helped his club win the league could make the long awaited debut when Celtic meet Baroka in Polokwane on August 24. Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) communications officer Mikia Kalati confirmed that Sera has obtained his international clearance which had been blocking the player from embarking on his new international career. 

Kalati said after signing with Celtic, Sera had to apply for a police clearance which he said took a while to be ready before the South African Football Association (SAFA) applied for his international clearance from LeFA. Following all these processes, he said Sera received his clearance, adding he was now ready to play for his new club. 

It is still not clear how much Phunya Sele-Sele as Celtic are affectionately known to their fans paid for the deadly Lesotho forward, but Kalati said only Sera’s former club would be in a better position to know. 

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However, Matlama's communications and marketing manager, Tankiso Moletsane was quick to show that Sera had no contract with the club, adding he joined Celtic as a free agent. Sera will face stiff competition from the likes of Ndumiso Mabena after he helped Celtic wallop Golden Arrows 5-0 in a league match at the Dr Rantai Molemela Stadium last weekend.

Nyepetsi won double accolades at Matlama's end of season awards giving ceremony, scooping the club's player of the season and top goal-scorer awards. He also obtained the league's top goal-scorer accolade during the Econet Premier League end of season awards.

He will join the likes of Tumelo Makhopo Khutlang, Luciano Matsoso and Ts’oarelo Bereng who ply their soccer trade with ABSA premiership side Black Leopards and National First Division player Masoabi Nkoto. Motlomelo Mkhwanazi's eminent departure to the South Africa National First Division League has not yet been officially confirmed.


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