Mogorosi on Supersport United’s radar

Nedbank Cup winners Supersport United are reportedly monitoring former Bloemfontein Celtic player and Botswana captain Joel Mogorosi after he was recently relinquished off his services by the Siwelele management.

The 30-year old started sixteen games in all competitions and bagged in four goals in what has been a disastrous campaign for the winger who holds a special place to the Celtic supporters having steered them to cup glory in the 2012 Telkom Knockout.

Mogorosi, who  saw very little action at Celtic, had  fallen out of the packing order with the emergence of young players such as Thapelo Morena and Lerato Lamola getting the nod ahead of him in the Siwelele first team. United coach Gordon Igesund has been keeping tabs on the speedy winger who has impressed in his first two seasons at Siwelele having started 55 games  and scored 15 goals at his spell with them.

The Tshwane based club is looking to add more depth to their squad for the upcoming season as they will venture in the CAF Confederation Cup. Supersport officials were in attendance in last week’s Bafana Bafana game against Zebras which Mogorosi put up a good showing as the likely capture of his signature continues to intensify.

Mogorosi previously had unsuccessful trials at another South African based outfit Orlando Pirates where he failed to impress but Matsatsantsa are looking nowhere further as they know Mogorosi can offer pace and tenacity to their current squad.

The Kanye born winger who has also attracted interest from his former club Township Rollers after the imminent release from Celtic is set to decide his future soon with United being in pole position to land his signature.

Daine Klate’s move to Bidvest Wits from Supersport has left Igesund’s team short of wingers so Mogorosi would be a perfect fit for the Pretoria club. Speaking to one of the publications in South Africa after his departure from Celtic, Mogorosi emphasized that he wants to stay in the PSL and is in no hurry to look for a club as his focus is on the national team with the qualifiers for the 2017 African Nations Cup on the horizon.

“As a footballer, I am disappointed but there is nothing I can do. I am a free agent and I will take it from there. It is part of the game. I am happy to have played for Celtics, they will always be in my heart. Life has to go on because players come and go. I took it positively because you will never know what will happen tomorrow. I am in no hurry to do anything and I will weigh my options. I still think I can offer something good in the PSL,” Mogorosi told the South African publication.