Joel Mogorosi from Bloemfontein Celtic
Tuesday May 12, 2015. 11:10
Bloemfontein Celtic have parted ways with three of their players in the Botswana duo of Joel Mogorosi and Mogogi Gabonamong as well as Malawian international, Limbikani Mzava.
The Zebras' international contracts were due to expire in June and the Flames player, Mzava, has opted against renewing his stay at Siwelele.
According to the coach, Clinton Larsen, they felt it was prudent to let Gabonamong and Mogorosi go and they appreciated their contribution.
“Joel and Mogogi’s contracts came to an end we felt it will be prudent for us to let them go,” said Larsen.
“We value and appreciate their enormous contribution, especially Mogorosi, thinking of his massive display when we won the Telkom Knockout Cup.
“With Mzava, we never wanted him to leave, but he had already made up his mind after starting the season mostly sitting on the bench.
“It is painful to lose diligent players, but again we really welcome their modest manner in accepting the decision taken. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”
Speaking about the exit, the Botswana international who played for Township Rollers, SuperSport United and Cape Town Santos, added that wearing the Siwelele jersey was a revelation.
“I must concede that donning the green and white jersey was a revelation. Yes, I have played for so many teams, but the culture of this team is extraordinarily amazing,” added Gabonamong.
“We faulted in our last few games, but the support and sheer encouragement we got from the supporters and management was unbelievable.
“Clinton is an excellent coach with great tactical acumen and it was great working under him.
“I have some Siwelele addiction and will remain a Celtic supporter even beyond my playing days. Thanks to the Chairman and rest of the team for such sublime support.
“With the bunch of young players left behind, the team has an excellent future.”
Meanwhile the club’s chairman, Max Tshabalala, has since cancelled the club’s end of the season awards saying he cannot award mediocrity and underperformance.