- Rollers have submitted formal offer
- Cape Town City interested in taking him on trial for 10 days
Township Rollers and Jwaneng Galaxy are currently leading the chase to sign Gaborone United striker Tumisang ‘Teenage’ Orebonye during the off-season. Rollers have tabled an official offer by submitting a letter expressing their interest in the striker while Galaxy have constantly been in contact with GU about the player.
Orebonye scored 12 goals in the league this past season, last season he scored 16 goals in the BTC Premiership. His tally of 28 league goals in two seasons sees him command a place among the country’s best strikers, his form has alerted the top two clubs in the country, Rollers and Galaxy but it appears Popa might have a slight advantage after being the first to make a firm offer.
South African based pair Cape Town City and Highlands Park have also been credited with interest in the player. Cape Town City, who have close ties with the player’s agent, have expressed an interest in having a closer look at him through a 10 day trial but the player is reportedly not keen to go on trial.
“Rollers and Galaxy have shown interest in the player but our first priority is to find him a club outside the country. Cape Town City and Highlands Park are the latest clubs to show interest in him outside the country. The club has made it clear that we are willing to sell at a good price, everyone of our players is for sale if we receive reasonable offers. If the move outside Botswana doesn’t materialize we will resume talks with the local clubs,” a GU official stated.
Rumours have suggested that Karabo Phiri has left GU and signed for Galaxy but the GU official stated that the player is still contracted to GU. “It would be a shame if the player has signed a contract with Galaxy because he still has a running contract with us. Phiri is fully contracted to GU. He is the future GU captain having been developed through our system, juxtapose that with his age, his release will not be a simple matter,” the GU official continued.