Moerane keen to play in DStv Premiership


The goalie says he is ready to join either Sundowns or SuperSport United.


MASERU – Lesotho’s number one goalkeeper, Sekhoane Moerane, says he is more than ready to join either Mamelodi Sundowns or SuperSport United in the South African DStv Premiership. The 26 year-old player said his agent, whom he asked not to mention by name, was to follow up on reports that the two Pretoria giants, Sundowns and United, were interested in his services.

This, after South Africa’s two publications, Far Post and Soccer Laduma, reported that Sundowns were keeping tabs on Moerane. Far Post also reported that United were also interested in Moerane’s services.

According to the two publications, the two DStv Premiership campaigners have been impressed with Moerane’s recent performances against Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Benin, both in the 2026 FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) World Cup Qualifiers.

The shot-stopper conceded one goal in both matches as Likuena held the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw away from home before playing to a goalless draw against Benin a few days later in South Africa.

“Sekhoane Moerane is being monitored by Sundowns. He is the goalkeeper of the Lesotho national team. Sundowns have been impressed with the player’s performances, and there could be a chance of him joining the club for assessment,” said Soccer Laduma’s source.

“The player is likely to play in the PSL (Premier Soccer League) next season as there are other clubs that are interested in his services. He is a good goalkeeper who has improved a lot in recent times.”

Far Post as well wrote: “The shot-stopper is said to have caught the attention of the two DStv Premiership sides, SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.” Moerane said on Tuesday that his agent promised to follow up on the reports as they were yet to be approached by either of the two teams’ management, either his club, Lesotho Mounted Police Services (LMPS) FC, his agent, or him.

“None of them have so far approached either my club, agent, or me, but my agent has promised to make them follow,” said Moerane in an interview. He further said: “As a player, I have been waiting for opportunities like that, and I am ready to join either of the two teams if, at the end of the day, they come forward with promising deals.”

In fact, Moerane said he is ready for any deal with a premiership side outside the country, even if it could be from a club campaigning in the Botswana Premiership. “I am not only looking for a deal from South Africa. I am ready for offers even from Botswana.”

Likuena’s first-choice goalkeeper said playing outside the country could benefit both him and the country a lot going forward. Moerane was named the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Cup Best Goalkeeper after his heroics in the tournament, which was held in July this year.

However, Likuena suffered a 1-nil defeat to Zambia’s Chipolopolo in the final. Should he switch to South Africa, Moerane would join his countrymen Motebang Sera, who currently plays for Royal AM; Katleho Makateng with Richards Bay; Tshwarelo Bereng with Orbit College; and Lehlohonolo Seema, who is currently the coach of Sekhukhune United.

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