Lesotho internationals Motebang Sera and Tumelo Khutlang endured mixed fortunes in South Africa as the curtain came down to the 2019/2020 Absa Premiership season this past Saturday.
Sera lasted 68 minutes as Bloemfontein Celtic clinched a 3-1 victory over Maritzburg United to book a place in next season’s MTN8 tournament. The former Matlama striker had an impressive first season with Phunya Sele Sele netting seven goals from 19 appearances in all competition including the much-publicized brace against Kaizer Chiefs.
The Likuena striker will also be aiming to conclude his first season in South Africa with the Nedbank Cup title when Celtic go head-to-head with Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Tumelo Khutlang was substituted at half-time as Black Leopards suffered a 3-0 defeat to new Absa Premier League champions-Mamelodi Sundowns. The 25-year-old had a difficult campaign making just ten appearances in all competitions and registering one goal.
The Limpopo outfit finished the campaign in 15th position and have to fight for their top flight status in the promotional/relegation playoffs against Glad-Africa Championship runners up Ajax Cape Town and third placed finishers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
Tshwarelo Bereng, who was also in the books of Leopards failed to feature for Leopards in any of their games since the resumption of football in South Africa. The 29-year-old midfielder has since confirmed his departure from the club and is now in the hunt for a new team.
Elsewhere, former Likuena captain Lehlohonolo Seema led Chippa United to a 1-0 victory over Golden Arrows to finish the campaign in 11th position. Seema took over the reins at the Chilli Boys in July and oversaw the club’s last six matches of the 2019/20 season.
Chippa managed to register two victories, two draws and two losses under his mentorship to retain their place in the Absa Premiership for another season.