Friday, September 25, 2020

Orapa United snatch Boti

A streak of goal scoring form early this year by goal poacher Thabiso Boti has earned him a contract with Boteti based Orapa United. 

The Mascom top 8 champions have reportedly snapped up the towering talisman on a free transfer following his contract elapse at his former club Notwane FC. 

Following a slow start in the past season, with Notwane shooting blanks, it was Boti’s polished boot that turned fortunes for Toronto as Notwane is affectionately called when he started netting crucial goals.

Despite Notwane placed in the bottom half of the log table, the 2019/20 season was cancelled with 10 games to play and Boti was among the golden boot chasers after netting eight goals. The 23-year-old Boti is set to make a deadly combination playing alongside national team striker Omaatla Kebatho and 2019/20 season top goal scorer Mbatshi Elias.

However, Notwane mouthpiece Mogomotsi Orapeleng denied that Boti has left the club saying they are still in talks with Orapa United about the future of the player. 

He said as it stands there has never been communication from the Botswana Football Association (BFA) concerning movement of players. 

“At the moment Boti is still in our books and can confirm that none of our players have moved. It is true that Orapa contacted us about the player and we are still in discussions about the player. It is a fact that the transfer window is yet to open yet and the season is not yet over. We will not stand in any player’s way if they want to move but for now as I said we have not lost any player,” Orapeleng told Sunday Standard.

However, sources close to the matter allegedly indicated that the player has negotiated terms with his new employer and only wait for the new season to start. 

“Boti will be in the colors of Orapa United next season as he has put pen to paper this week. His contract with Notwane came to an end and decided to move for greener pastures. His deal with Orapa United is far much better than what he was earning at Notwane,” a source told Sunday Standard.  

In an interview, Orapa United chairman Kagiso Mogocha confirmed that they had talks with both the club and the player hopeful he will join camp as soon the local football mother body open the transfer window. 

“We have shown interest in Boti’s services and believe he will add value to the club. We are waiting for the BFA for the green light on players transfer to conclude all logistics,” said Mogocha.

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