Mokhahlane delighted to be back

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Leslie Notsi, coach of Lesotho instructs Ralekoti Mokhahlana during the Cosafa Cup football tournament at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia on 10 July 2013. ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Mikia Kalati

FORGOTTEN former Likuena midfielder, Ralekoti Mokhahlane, is delighted at the prospect of returning to action after signing a six month loan deal with Kick4Life last week.

The veteran midfielder has not played competitive football since 2015 after a stand-off with the LCS management that led to numerous suspensions from football activities.

However, Mokhahlane who has also captained his country, said it was all in the past and he was looking forward to enjoying the last few years of his career.

“I think I still have three or four years to give and I am looking forward to a new chapter of my career at Kick4Life,” Mokhahlane said, adding, “I have been warmly received by management, my new teammates and the technical team”.

The diminutive midfielder, who last played for Likuena in September 2015 when he scored a beautiful volley against Algeria, was full of praise for Kick4Life’s vision and the club’s achievements in the past two seasons.

“I am impressed with what I have seen already and I think the team has a bright future.

“As an experienced player I am here to share my knowledge with the young players because the club has a number of youngsters.

“I am also here to help the team compete and continue to improve like they have done over the last two years,” he said.

Mokhahlane has won league titles with Likhopo and LCS. He was also part of the national under-20 team that qualified for the 2015 African Youth Championships.

He said he was itching to return to competitive football after a two year absence.

“All I have managed is Sunday football which is not that competitive and I cannot wait to take part in league matches for my new club.

“I believe it will take a month to get back to fitness but I am just happy to be back doing what I like and to have joined an ambitious team.”

Kick4Life coach, Leslie Notši, is also delighted to reunite with Mokhahlane after their time together in the national set-up.

“He still has a lot to offer and I will give him time to settle in and catch up with the rest of the team in terms of fitness,” Notši said.

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