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Friday, July 29, 2016

Hlompho Kalake staying at Bantu

Hlompho Kalake won't be joining Matlama
Lesotho international midfielder Hlompho Kalake is set to stay at Bantu after the Mafeteng club rejected an offer from Matlama for his services.

The 21 year-old has been targeted by Matlama since the end of last season.

Kalake, a product of Matlama’s youth system, has developed into a star since joining Bantu in 2013 and Tse Putsoa were hoping to lure him back to Pitso Ground.

According to reports, Matlama identified Kalake as a player that could bolster their squad as they look to go one step better in their title chase this season.

The nine-time league champions have not win the title since 2010 and finished second to Lioli last season.

Another reason Matlama were said to be tracking Kalake was because Tse Putsoa were uncertain of the future of captain Phafa Tšosane who was reported to be a target of LMPS. Matlama eyed Kalake as a like-for-like replacement for Tšosane.

However, it appears Kalake will remain in Mafeteng which is good news for A Matšo Matebele supporters.

There is also good news for volleyball supporters.

The annual Volleyball Winter Tournament has been tentatively set for August 20 and 21. The tournament is usually held in July but has been on hold because of financial constraints.

The Volleyball Winter Tournament, which usually attracts teams from Botswana and South Africa, is likely to be held at Lehakoe Club. The preliminary registration fee is R400 for local teams and R600 for international sides. 

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