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Mogorosi faces Celtic exit

Publishing Date : 23 February, 2015


Mgorosi's contract will expire at the end of the season

Botswana international winger Joel Mogorosi may part ways with Bloemfontein Celtic at the end of the season with his contract expiring this coming June, WeekendSport has learnt.

Mogorosi who has not featured in Siwelele colours this season has not received any offers from his club regarding extension of his contract. It is understood that the team will let him go as a free agent at the end of the season following his dip in form that saw him losing his starting berth in the line-up.

It is reported that Bloemfontein Celtic management have opted to sign younger players for the upcoming season therefore allowing the 30 year-old Mogorosi to look elsewhere. It is however in doubt if the failure by Celtic to retain its love for Juluka will immediately sanction the move of yet another Motswana international playing for the side. The team has Mogogi Gabonamong who too, is ageing and has only appeared once for the club this season.

The return of Clinton Larsen as Celtic head coach was seen as an opportunity to boost the former Township Rollers and Mochudi Center Chiefs stars' chances of playing regularly for the Free State side once again but the winger failed to command a regular place in the team. Larsen recommended the signing of the Kanye-born player from the Zimbabwe Castle Premiership’s FC Platinum almost three years ago.

Mogorosi who joined Celtic in 2012 had an impressive first season helping his side to win Telkom Knock out, scoring three crucial goals in the process, among them the equalizer in the dying minutes of quarterfinals against Orlando Pirates, the winner against Free State Stars in the semi-final and the controversial winner against Mamelodi Sundowns in the final. ‘Juluka’ also finished the season on a high note as he won the Telkom Knock-Out Player of the tournament walking away with R200 000 in prize.

Following his exploits in the 2011/12 season in which he scored 25 times, finishing a joint top goal scorer with teammate Kekaetswe Moloi, Mogorosi was destined for FC Platinum in Zimbabwe, until South African giants came calling.

Following a world cup match between Zebras and Bafana Bafana, Mogorosi was linked to numerous clubs in South Africa including heavy weights Kaizer Chiefs. Questions however started to rise as to whether he was not headed to Zimbabwe where he initially was based but a deal was later reached which saw both teams benefiting from a transfer which reportedly cost R3 million.



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