Linare struggle on transfer market

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HLOTSE — Vodacom Premier League giants Linare are struggling to recruit quality players on the transfer market to beef up their team this season.
Tse Tala coach Pitso Mosothoane on Tuesday admitted to the Lesotho Times that the situation was frustrating.
Although Mosothoane insisted they were not desperate, he admitted the side’s transfer targets were ending at dead-ends especially in Linare’s most pressing concern of all – upfront.
“There is somewhere where are looking, but there is nothing that is clear,” Mosothoane said in an interview.
“But we are not really desperate,” he added because we still have the players that we had last season.
“Upfront is where we are looking to strengthen. Based on the chances that we created (last season) we should have not finished where we did,” Mosothoane said.
While the Leribe giants have as yet failed to nab any real big signings in the transfer window, their rivals, Bantu especially, have been making huge strides in the quest to catch up with champions LCS and LDF.
Mosothoane said he was casting his eye far and wide including over their rivals Matlama, Lioli and Bantu.
“Unfortunately there’s nothing as yet, but if there is an opportunity we will take it. The reality is that players are leaving and moving from every team,” he said.
As usual Linare, winners of three championships, the last in 1980, will embark on the new season high on expectation, but this will be increased with the club celebrating its 80th birthday.
“We are also going to promote some players, if they can learn from the ones who were there from last season then we are going to challenge for the league,” Mosothoane said.
“We want to add more depth to our squad. We ended last season in a manner that was not satisfactory.”
Linare finished fourth on the Vodacom Premier League log last season.
However, that was only after Tse Tala capitulated after being in pole position, mostly as a result of their ineffectiveness in front of goal.
Linare scored 37 goals in 26 games last season.
However aside from a 6-2 end of season mauling of relegated Mabeoana they only scored three goals in their last six matches, a run that cost them the title.
Linare supporters have resultantly called for more firepower to supplement the team’s creative midfield.
But unfortunately for them striker Tšiu Moroosi is leaving the team, adding to Tse Tala’s woes.

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