Motṧoeneng, Maloro make debuts for Royal AM
Lesotho Senior Women’s national team players Litṧeoane Maloro and Mosili Motṧoeneng made their debuts for Royal AM in the South African Hollywoodbest Super League over the weekend after the long wait for their paperwork was sorted.
The duo featured in Royal AM 3-0 in Thunderbirds with Motṧoeneng playing the whole 90 minutes while Maloro came in as second half substitute.
They recently reunited at KwaZulu Natal having previously played together at Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies before it sold its male and female teams to Royal Am, which is owned by renowned South African socialite and businesswoman, Shaun Mkhize, who is popularly known as Mam’Mkhize.
Maloro was last season in the books of Tshwane University of Technology, but parted ways with the club at the end of last season while Motṧoeneng had been part of the Celtic team that had to relocate to Durban after being sold to Royal AM though she did not play in the second-round while awaiting her work permit.
The two players expressed their gratitude to the Lesotho football Association for coming to the party to help them finally get their paperwork sorted to enable them to play in Hollywoodbets Super League.
Lesotho already has Mehalalitoe captain Boitumelo ‘Queen’ Rabale playing her football in the Hollywoodbets Super League, where she is currently the reigning Player of the Season, after her exploits in the previous season that saw her score 27 goals in all competition for Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.
“We were thrilled when team announced that our paperwork is now sorted, and we will start playing. We are really grateful for the assistance from the Lesotho Football Association to have our paperwork sorted,” Maloro said.
“It’s been almost a year for me without playing competitive football at club level after the challenges I experienced at my previous club and I’m very excited that I have this chance to play again.
“To play in a professional set up is never easy but the fact that there was already my teammate from the national team in Motṧoeneng helped me to settle down quickly at the club.”
Motṧoeneng also spoke of her delight that they have finally have a chance to play competitive football after a frustrating spell on the side-lines waiting for their paperwork to be sorted-out.
“I’m so, so excited that everything has been sorted-out and we will be able to make a contribution to the club in the league,” Motṧoeneng stated.
“The fact that I was here with the club, but I could not play was very frustrated and I’m glad that all has been cleared and I will be back in the field playing.
“It’s amazing really and it’s a chance for us to stamp our authority to show what we are made of,” she said.
The Mehalalitoe duo stated that it’s a motivation for them to have Rabale doing so well in South Africa, which challenges them to also come to the party by performing well.