JWANENG: BTC Premiership runners up Jwaneng Galaxy have completed the signing of Zebras midfielder Lebogang Ditsile on a one year deal. Gazette Sport can reveal on good authority. The former Gilport Lions and Township Rollers man has been playing his trade in South Africa since 2016 after he was signed by Highlands Park.
However life was never easy for the young midfielder as he never managed to start a single game in his first season, only two substitute appearances was what he could only come close to. Last season (2017/18) he was handed a few starts in the team’s quest to return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL), but things took a different twist after a reported fall out with coach Owen Da Gama just a couple of games into the season, Ditsile has never made the team since then.
This left the player frustrated in the stands and wanting out of the club. He was granted his wish of leaving the team at end of last season. A few local teams were reported to have shown serious interest in acquiring services, but this publication understands that his demands were too high.
Orapa United were close to signing him last week, but it is said that he wanted a salary that would see him become the club’s highest ever paid player, immediately talks then broke down. Nonetheless, Gazette Sport can reveal that Galaxy have managed to sign him on a short term deal. Sources at the club confirmed his arrival.
“Yes, he is here (Jwaneng). He has signed a one year contract with us (Galaxy). The deal was signed on Thursday (last week),” said one source within the club structures. “It is a good deal for him, obviously he will be the highest paid player at Galaxy, but it is worth it because the team needs him and players of his caliber. The other thing is that a lot of players are leaving, and others will be retiring,so that’s how he becomes handy,” further said the source.
Gazette Sport also understands that the player signed a short deal with the club because he still wants a move back to the PSL “He is still young, and there is no doubt that he can still go back to the PSL or even Overseas. He is still a young player.
The whole idea of him coming back home is to get some game time and try as much as possible to attract foreign interest,” said another source.
“Also Peter Butler (former Zebras coach) did have some influence on the move. He is a great admirer of the boy, and is trying to get him to Indonesia, but could not because he has not been playing. Rather he advised him.to sign a short term.deal with a local team and try and get enough game time and maybe work out a move for at the end of the season,” ended the second source. Reached comment Galaxy Chairman Njabulo Gilika could nor deny nor confirm, but told this reporter to call later. When called later, his line was unavailable.