Local soccer analyst Jimmy George has asserted that Township Rollers’ new signing Dirang Moloi will fit in well and easily adapt to the style of play of the star studded side.
Speaking in an interview with Gazette Sport after Moloi was signed by Rollers, George said the midfielder’s defence spitting passing, which usually opens up the spaces for teammates, will benefit Rollers speedy wingers and strikers when going forward. The analyst said Moloi normally delays play, as a result creating offensive opportunities. He said this type of play will work well for Madinda Ndlovu’s team.
“As you can recall, Moloi did well under Paul Moyo and Barry Daker at Notwane because he used to combine well with midfielder Barnes Radipotsane. Barnes was sometimes used as a holder for Moloi who will often go forward and create chances if not finish them. I believe Lawrence Majawa as a good anchor, will do the same for Moloi at Rollers. He will do the dirty job as Moloi creates havoc,” said George.
George said Rollers is a star studded side but Moloi will not be fazed as he has played in a similar situation during his time at Mochudi Centre Chiefs. He added that Moloi will be a ‘dangerous’ addition to the squad as he is also good when it comes to changing the complexion of the game.
Popa’s assistant coach, Teenage Mpote revealed that Moloi has been training with the club for the past few weeks and is in good shape to gel with the team. Mpote stated that Moloi will be useful to them for the whole season as they are fighting for three trophies (the league, Mascom Top 8 and the CAF Champions League).
However, the biggest disappointment to Mapalastina faithfuls is that Moloi has not been registered with CAF and will not play in this weekend clash against Kaizer Chiefs. His delayed transfer negotiations with Rollers made him miss the CAF registration deadline which was on 30 January 2015. The 29 year old midfielder will be donning number 50 jersey at Rollers.