Gaborone glamour side, Notwane Football Club last week completed the signing of crack Township Rollers and Zebras marksman, Tshepiso “Sox” Molwantwa, Notwane spokesperson, Pudi “Ace” Mooki, revealed to Sunday Standard Sport.
Molwantwa has been subject of transfer speculation for the past two weeks. Many have rubbished these speculations as they thought the player was very loyal to Rollers to consider a move, especially to a rival team.
Mooki said the player, who traveled with the national team for a COSAFA assignment in Zambia, is expected to join his new teammates immediately upon returning.
Molwantwa’s signing is a boost to “the Toronto boys”, especially after the departure of their trusted goal poacher, Pontsho “Piro” Moloi, who joined the ranks of Centre Chiefs.
The Makwate-born Molwantwa is a shrewd finisher as evidenced by his hattrick against a team that boast one of the sternest rearguards in the country, Police XI.
However, Molwantwa will not render his goal poaching prowess to Notwane in this year’s edition of the Coca Cola Cup as he is cup tied. His recent demolition of Police XI was in the selfsame Coca Cola Cup 2006.
Mooki dismissed rumours that Lobtrans Gunners’ duo of Kenanao “Flo” Kgetholetsile and Tshepho “Talk Talk” Motlhabankwe is on its way to Notwane.
“We have been seeing this in the media. That is mere speculation. Both these guys are very good players but there is nothing of that sort at the moment,” said Mooki.
Notwane hit a snag in their quest to sign Nico United’s influential player, Monametsi “Sunday” Kelebale. The Mahalapye born player nearly joined Notwane but Nico countered that move by offering the player a full- time job at BCL mine.
Meanwhile, word reaching Sunday Standard Sport has it that Nico United are close to signing Uniao Flamingo Santos’ think-tank ,Patrick Motsepe. The player, who was trimmed from the Zebras contigent that left for the COSAFA assignment in Zambia, is said to have received an offer he could not turn down.
Another top player who might join Nico is Township Rollers’stalwart defender, Thebeitsile “Mkhari” Raditsebe. The player is said to have been given a mouthwatering offer by the BCL mine sponsored Nico United.
Staying with Nico United, the club is said to be close to sealing a deal with former BDF XI and Zebras diminutive player, Shepherd “Thuram” Mosekgwa. The highly talented player left his BDF job two years ago to seek a fortune in Orapa, where he featured for Orapa Wanderers before being lured by Orapa Bucs to their camp.
Tafic has been trying to secure his signature but Majombolo has now come into the picture. It appears the player will feature for either Tafic or Nico United this coming season.
In Francistown, Tafic has signed Ecco City Greens and Zebras goalie, Bolokang “BK” Kelekgethetse, to strengthen their last line of defence.