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Orebonye still optimistic about making a move abroad

Publishing Date : 25 September, 2017


The Gaborone United (GU) lanky young striker Tumisang ‘Teenage’ Orebonye believes he will be plying his trade abroad soon after receiving the Footballers Union Botswana young player of the year accolade at the Footballers Union Botswana awards held at Travelodge last week Monday.

Orebonye who won the young player award said he is thrilled to have scooped this award, “I am really happy to have won this award, this shows that I have been working hard since coming to GU from Motlakase but I will not relax until I reach my goal which to play outside the country” he added. ‘Teenage’ as he is affectionately known by his legion of fans had a successful season in the 2016/17 Botswana Telecommunication (BTC) Premier league. He scored 16 goals, a goal shy to the current Green Boot winner Terrence Mandaza (formerly with Township Rollers) but now with Jwaneng Galaxy FC who had scored 17goals.

The rising star was later rewarded with a national team call-up to represent the country at the COSAFA tournament which was held at South Africa this past July and the CHAN qualifiers which turned out badly as the Zebras were knocked out of both competitions respectively.
Orebonye further pointed out that there are high possibilities of him going abroad this coming January preferably South Africa, “I am positive of playing in South Africa come January 2018. It will be a dream come true to done one of the Absa Premiership club jerseys,” added. Orebonye.

“Of late, Tumisang has been linked with various moves to Absa Premiership sides like Maritzburg United and Platinum Stars, so we are still awaiting to see where he will be headed,” said his club. Orebonye further applauded the Botswana Footballers Union for hosting such a marvellous event which was graced by various football legends like Matshidiso ‘Sexton’ Kowa, Bankane ‘Banks’ Mokgware to mention a few.  

“Teenage” says he will continue working hard so that he does not lose his place in the GU starting berth hence continue being called up to the national team and bang in those much needed goals. “Currently I do not fear anyone at the club (GU) in terms of competition, but I am not going to relax and feel that I made it in football but work as hard as possible so that I become a star as age is still on my side,” he said. Meanwhile, the 2017/18 BTC Premiership is scheduled to start on the 23rd of this month (September) with Gaborone United starting their campaign with a mouth-watering encounter against their arch-rivals Mochudi Centre Chiefs at Molepolole Sports Complex on Sunday the 24th.



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