Botswana football players who are plying their trade with Polokwane City in South Africa Ntesang Mirror Simanyana and Kekaetswe Mara Moloi will be returning home and Gaborone United is vying for both their signatures.
Simanyane has already rejoined Gaborone United on an 18 month contract after failing to break into the City starting line up during his six months spell at the recently promoted PSL club.
Simanyana joined Gaborone United as from Friday until 2015. ‘Mirror’ who was at Polokwane City was never given a chance to prove himself, so he decided to come back home and join his former club,” said a statement on the Botswana Premier League’s Facebook page.
Gaborone United have reportedly paid City R240,000 for the 23-year old player, who previously had trials with Platinum Stars.
Simanyana follows another Botswana player Kekaetswe Moloi, who was released by City earlier this month and his signature is being competed for by Gaborone United, Centre Chiefs and Township Rollers. Soccer Laduma on Friday quoted an anonymous source saying Township Rollers, Gaborone United and Mochudi Centre Chiefs are after the services of the player who went back home following his release at the Polokwane-based outfit.
The player was recently released by City following a long term injury that has forced him to see little game time at the PSL rookies. The publication quoted, City’s PRO, Patrick Baloyi, saying a long term injury took the player something like eight months to recover and they decided it was best for the club to release him.
“The fact that he has featured mostly for us, we decided to have a mutual agreement and release him. Upon arriving after the Christmas break with the same injury, we reached an agreement with him to part ways,” said Baloyi.
The Siya Crew reported that the 28-year-old is currently negotiating with the three teams, but his former team Mochudi Centre Chiefs are the favourites for his signature. The only stumbling block is the contract terms (money) as the player is currently struggling with an injury that kept him out at Polokwane City most of the time in the past six months,” said the source in Botswana.