Promising start for Botswana stars in SA

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Bakang Mhaladi
Gaborone -
After enduring a tough time in South Africa's Absa Premiership, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for Botswana's exports in the neighbouring country.
The number of Botswana players in the South Africa league had dwindled significantly before the start of the 2018/2019 season.
However, a bright showing at the COSAFA Cup tournament saw no less than four players signed by Absa Premiership sides.
Kabelo Seakanyeng and Thatayaone Kgamanyane joined Chippa United from Gaborone United, while Lesego Ramoraka is now at Highlands Park after making a switch from Orapa United. 
Onkabetse Mankgantai moved from Orapa United to join Baroka after top scoring at the COSAFA Cup, which was held in Limpopo in June.
The four join the trio of Mpho Kgaswane (Baroka), Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper, Kabelo Dambe and Mamelodi Sundowns' Mogakolodi 'Tsotso' Ngele who is enduring a frustrating period on the sidelines.
Kgaswane was the stand-out performer and has already played two full 90minutes, before the midweek fixtures.
He scored last week as his side won 2-1 against Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City.
Kgamanyane led the line and lasted the 90minutes against Orlando Pirates in a 1-0 loss.
Ramoraka has already been an ever present figure at Baroka, but there has been no joy for Dambe who sat on the bench.
Ngele's Sundowns future is bleak after he was asked to train on his own. Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane hinted, during his side's visit to Gaborone last month, that Ngele's future lies away from Chloorkop.
Ngele is fresh from a loan spell at Supersport United, having failed to nail a regular place at the Brazilians.
“He must also want to play, he must fight for his place.  We have to help him, but he also must help himself, this thing is both ways. He must show that he really wants it; he is up against very good football players,” Mosimane said, in apparent criticism of Ngele’s work rate.
Another Botswana player, Thabang Sesinyi went down with Platinum Stars (now Cape Umoya United), following their relegation from the top flight last season.

 

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