Larsen thanks Botswana duo

Larsen thanks Botswana duo
Mogogi Gabonamong

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday May 19, 2015. 14:14

Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Clinton Larsen has thanked Botswana duo Mogogi Gabonamong and Joel Mogorosi for their contribution to the club and subsequently cleared the air on why the pair were let go by Siwelele last week.

Gabonamong joined the Free State side from SuperSport United in January 2014. Initially the now 32-year-old was a regular, but having struggled for game time during the 2014/2015 season the club decided to part ways with the former Santos man.

The midfielder is expected to return home, where former club Township Rollers have been tipped as a possible destination.

"Regards to Mogogi, we hardly ever play with two defensive midfielders and Alfred Ndengane was arguably our best player during the past season so it was a bit unfair on Mogogi and so we had to decide on keeping an international player or letting him go," Larsen told BPL/AfricanFootball.com

"It was a tough decision, but in the end we decided not to renew his contract, he had been a great servant and we thank him [Mogogi].”

Mogorosi enjoyed a successful few seasons at the club, notably scoring the winning goal in the 2012 Telkom Knockout final win over Mamelodi Sundowns.

The winger, though, only managed five league starts in what proved to be his final season at the club.

"Same with Joel, for the past three seasons he was one of our standout players and almost single-handedly won us the 2012 Telkom Knockout cup," Larsen continued.

"We have a player like Thapelo Morena who has been in outstanding form, so we had to make a calculation and then came to the conclusion that it would be better for Joel to further his career elsewhere."




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