Saturday, May 8, 2021

Bloemfontein Celtic release Mogorosi and Gabonamong

Botswana’s two exports to South Africa, Joel Mogorosi and Mogogi Gabonamong have since been released by their South African Premier League side, Bloemfontein Celtic after illustrious careers with the team. Gabonamong has been in South Africa for close to nine years. He started his career at Cape Town Santos, then moved to Amazulu and eventually settled at Celtic where he was always an outstanding player. Mogorosi on the other hand has been in South Africa for about four years and Celtic is the only club he has played since he left Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

In his second season, Mogorosi has been breathing fire and has helped his team win the lucrative Telkom Charity tournament where he was even voted player of the tournament. Enroute to the finals and even during the finals, Mogorosi scored some crucial goals against some of the so called big teams. Mogorosi’s release has however shocked many supporters of Celtic and football experts have even questioned the motive behind his release. They believe that with his experience and influence, Celtic would have done well in the coming season.

There are however reports from South African media that ambitious Supersport United are the frontrunners for his signature. The Kanye born player is also an important player for Botswana’s national senior team and his presence is always felt and appreciated. Gabonamong on the other has for long been linked to Township Rollers and it would not be a surprise if the Gaborone West based team signed him. At one stage Celtic wanted Rollers to buy him outright from his contract but Rollers insisted on having him once his contract period finished.

On the other hand another Botswana great export to South Africa Mogakolodi Ngele will be joining the big spending top side Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of the season from Platinum Stars. Since moving to Stars three years ago, it was clear from the onset that Stars would not keep him for long. Ngele had been a revelation and most big teams were fighting for his signature. He will however be joining a team that has hordes of stars both from South Africa and from all over the world. Pressure will also be immense on Ngele because Sundowns would be looking for nothing but honours and he has to triple his efforts from pre-season training to be guaranteed first team action.

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