Former Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi has been released by Polokwane City. The striker was deemed surplus to requirements after struggling to establish himself as a regular player for the newly promoted side; injuries and lack of first team chances influenced the club to part ways with him last week.
Moloi has left Polokwane despite joining the club only six months ago. The club’s former coach Duncan Lechesa, who left the club during the first months of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, signed the 28-year-old striker in July. His replacement, Bobbie Solomons was reportedly unconvinced by the player’s ability to lead his side’s frontline.
Moloi has been unfortunate during his short-lived spell at Polokwane City as he was plagued by injuries and was not given enough chances by the new coach. He began his PSL career on a positive note after scoring on his debut against Bloemfontein Celtic. He went on to make two more appearances against Platinum Stars and Golden Arrows.
The Arrows game was his last ever game for the club as he was sidelined by a toe injury. His recovery was disrupted as the toe injury reoccurred and reports have stated that the Polokwane technical staff became impatient. He then struggled to show that he had fully recovered from his injury setbacks and the club decided to offload him after the recommendation of Solomons.
Mara, as he is affectionately known, will surely have a host of clubs scrambling for his signature. The fact that he is a proven goal scorer in the beMobile Premier League will surely impress potential suitors. Moloi scored 48 league goals in two seasons before joining Polokwane last year.
His former club, Magosi, could be tempted to reunite with their former talisman during the current transfer window. Other possible admirers could be Township Rollers, BMC and Gaborone United. The latter could be a more realistic option as they are searching for a prolific striker to help them repair their goal scoring problems.
Moloi’s teammate, Galabgwe Moyana has enjoyed a more successful season. The winger has been a regular feature in the side’s first team alongside Modiri Marumo. The duo has played a key part in keeping their team above the relegation zone in the first half of the season.
Reports reaching this publication have stated that City is interested in signing Supersport United midfielder Mogogi Gabonamong. The versatile player has been in and out of Cavin Johnson’s first team plans and he is yet to go on a consistent run of matches for the club. Gabonamong has six months left on his contract and could be tempted by first team opportunities that are eluding him at his current club.