SUPERSPORT analyst, William ‘Cool Cat’ Shongwe is confident that Likuena striker, Motebang Sera will bounce back from a difficult start to the 2021/22 season at South African DSTV Premier League side, Royal AM.
Nov. 16, 2021
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TV pundit supports Sera bounce back
Likuena striker, Motebang Sera
- Sera is yet to play for Royal AM
- Shongwe believes loss of form and injuries to other strikers could help striker return to starting line-up
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Sera is yet to play for Royal AM - the outfit that purchased the status of Bloemfontein Celtic before the start of the season, moving all its players to Durban, where the club is based.
The Likuena marksman hit the ground running in his first campaign in South Africa in 2018, including scoring a brace against Kaizer Chiefs.
He also went on to score against other major teams like Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United among others.
However, Shongwe who minded Chiefs and Pirates’ goals during his playing days understands the concerns in the Mountain Kingdom regarding Sera’s lack of game time at his new club.
But the former top goalkeeper feels it is too early to press the panic buttons.
“Look, it’s always the case when two or more players compete for the same position and in this case, the other one has grabbed that opportunity with both hands,” the SuperSport pundit further showed.
He added: “I know you want him active in club football as the top striker for your national team, so that he is in good shape when he is needed.”
The former Eswatini number one goalkeeper believes loss of form and injuries to other strikers could soon pave way the way for Sera to return into the starting line-up.
Adds Shongwe: “It is that time when one starts asking questions, such as should they loan him out to get game time somewhere else?
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“No, the season is long and with things like loss of form and injuries to other players, he will surely get his chance especially now that Victor Letsoalo has been on form scoring goals.
“Sera has proved that he is a top goal-scorer and has done that several times coming from the bench at Celtic as well as his national team. The season is long like I said, and he will get his chance.”
The Likuena all-time top goal-scorer in the COSAFA cup has managed to make the match day playing squad five times from the 10 matches played by Royal AM thus far into the current campaign.
The 26-year-old forward has made 45 appearances since making the big move to South African football three years ago when he was signed by Bloemfontein Celtic under Lesotho-born coach, Lehlohonolo Seema.