Mascom Premier League rookies, Uniao Flamingo Santos, will be delighted to learn that their most outstanding player last season, Patrick “Pirlo” Motsepe, will be staying at the club for now.
The multi-talented midfielder has been a target for BCL sponsored Selebi Phikwe outfit, Nico United.
In Santos’ chase for the Med Rescue First division honours last season, Motsepe was voted the Club’s footballer of the year.
Nico United mouthpiece, Leonard Marumo, told Sunday Standard Sport that his team had offered Motsepe a lucrative offer. He could not be drawn into going into the details of the offer.
“Motsepe has initially agreed to come on board. Later he told us that he had been admitted at ATTS, so he cannot relocate to Phikwe,” said Marumo.
The flamboyant Marumo said that his team rated Motsepe highly.
“We intend to do something to lure him to our team. The race for his signature still continues,” said Marumo.
Sunday Standard Sport got in touch with the authorities at ATTS. The fact of the matter is that Motsepe has not been admitted into the institution.
It appears the talented player was convinced to stay at Santos. The ATTS connection might just been just a ‘diplomatic’ way out.
The player is said to be having a father-son relationship with Santos’ tactician, David Bright.
The former Mogoditshane Fighters coach has gone on record as saying that the Santos game revolves around Motsepe. Logic, therefore, dictates that Bright would never allow the player to leave the Santos nest.
Still with Nico, the team has signed former FC Satmos inspirational midfielder, Joseph “Wagga” Moatshe. The Machaneng born player did not see much action during the last campaign at Satmos. He is alleged to have been on the wrong side of Coach Mooketsi Mading’s ethics, as reports of indiscipline were constantly linked to him.