By Mikia Kalati
MASERU — Lesotho international and former Likhopo utility player, Bokang Mothoana, has rejoined Tunisian club Union Sportive Monastir on a two-year contract.
“I have signed a two-year contract with US Monastir and I’m looking forward to another spell with them,” Mothoana said on Monday.
“I’m happy to be back with Monastir, it feels like coming back home because everybody here has welcomed me with both hands.”
The gifted former Likhopo star player had trials with FC Zurich in Switzerland last month.
Mothoana told this paper that the move to the Swiss side fell off and is now focused on playing the best football of his career for the Tunisian outfit after penning a two-year deal.
“I want to repay the faith that this club has always shown in my ability and help them win trophies,” Mothoana said.
This will be the third spell for the Sea Point-born player.
He first signed with the Tunisian outfit from boyhood club FC Likhopo in 2007 along with Likuena captain Moitheri Ntobo.
The duo left the club in 2009 after the Tunisian side went through a bad financial patch.
US Monastir later called Mothoana back and he helped them win promotion back to the Tunisia premier league last season.
Mothoana’s move to rejoin the club was welcomed by Likuena coach Leslie Notši.
“It is a good move for him, he is a very talented and intelligent player,” Notši said.
Notši said the experience Mothoana gained while playing outside the country has been very vital to the national team.
“It is always an advantage to have players playing in competitive leagues such as the Tunisian league, hopefully more of our players will get such an opportunity to showcase their talent in better leagues,” Notši said.