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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kick4Life add Likano Teele to stable

Likano Teele (right) in action for LCS against Zimbabwe's Dynamos
in the 2013 CAF Champions League
Kick4Life have completed the signing of Likano Teele. The Lesotho international has joined the club on a six-month contract.

Teele was most recently at Likhopo and he will help Kick4Life’s push in the second half of the Vodacom Premier League season.

Kick4Life are third in the premiership, one point behind leaders Bantu and are very much in the title picture.

Teele is Kick4Life’s second signing of the January transfer window after the club bagged Khubetsoana Kamela from Linare last week.

Kick4Life coach Leslie Notši said Teele’s signature is a timely boost for the Old Europa team.

“He provides depth and he also has a lot of experience. He has played for the biggest clubs in the country,” Notši said. “I have also had the opportunity to work with him some years back with the Lesotho Under-17 national team so I know his qualities. We believe he will bring a wealth of experience.”

Notši continued to say Teele will improve his side’s defence. Although Kick4Life are third, they have conceded the most goals in the top nine of the league. Kick4Life have let in 15 goals in their 15 games, only struggling Linare, Liphakoe, Rovers, Likhopo and Butha-Buthe Warriors have conceded more goals.

“As it is now the second round of the Vodacom Premier League season, we believe Likano will also come in handy in terms of beefing up our defence,” Notši said.

Teele won successive leagues with Likhopo in 2005 and 2006. He also featured in the CAF Champions League with LCS and won two Independence Cup titles with Bantu. Teele said he would like to stay at Kick4Life beyond the end of the season.

“I want to share the knowledge that I have with the young players at the club,” Teele added. “I want to see Kick4Life as a team that is contesting for titles.”

Kick4Life have made a concerted effort to bolster their squad as they look to establish themselves as a top four club in the Vodacom premiership. Last week Kick4Life completed the signing of Khubetsoana Kamela from Linare. The Lesotho youth international joined on a two and a half year contract.

The 18 year-old is one of Lesotho’s most promising talents.

Last season he was nominated for the Vodacom Premier League young player of the year. He was also part of the Lesotho Under-20 side that reached the final round of CAF African Youth Championship qualifying last year.

Kick4Life said they view Kamela as both a player for the future and one that can help the club immediately.

Notši said Kick4Life are unlikely to make any more signings before the transfer window closes at the end of January.

“We believe in what we have right now,” Notši said. “Now it is about being consistent.”

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