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Sello Arrows move fails


Chris Theko

Lesotho international defender Bokang Sello failed to sign with the South African Dstv Premiership side Golden Arrows after completing the documents that the club required.

It was only two weeks ago when Lehlohonolo Seema made an announcement that Sello was set to join the Kwazulu Natal based side after failing to secure a place at Chippa United late last year. 

Sello’s failed move to Chippa was due to the foreign quota in the club where they had already reached their maximum number for non-South African players in their team. 

Seema who was the then head Coach of Chippa, then recommended the 26-year-old player to Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi who agreed to assess the player and to sign him. 

However, sources privy on the matter said that Sello completed everything including the documentation required by the club and in a surprise turn of events the club has now said they do not want a foreign player for that position. 

Sello is an experienced left-back with 24 Caps for the Lesotho senior side Likuena. He represented the country in the recent fixtures of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Nigeria as well as back-to-back ties against Benin respectively. 

He had previously been on the Lioli books before being snatched by Bantu midyear in 2019. He was then invited for trials at Chippa along with Tsietsi Khooa, while the latter had it easy due to his status of being South African, Sello was not so lucky due to the foreign quota. 

Both players are well-known to the former Lesotho captain Seema, who was also instrumental in the recruitment of another Likuena star Motebang Sera to Bloemfontein Celtic in 2019. 

A source inside Bantu told this publication that the club is not sure if the player will stick around in South Africa or come back home.  “At this point it is hard to say whether he will want to get another opportunity in South Africa or come back home, but because he is still under our books should he come back he still has a place inside the team,” the source revealed. 

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