AFTER recently parting ways with Lioli, Ghanaian defender Patrick Nyarko has returned to Liphakoe ahead of the 2020/21 Econet Premier League (EPL) season.
The defender signed a one-year contract for the Quthing outfit.
Nyarko joined Lioli on a one-year deal in August after leaving Liphakoe at the end of last season. He was however, released by the Lioli management even before the new season started after being told that his services were no longer needed.
The former Bantu defender was at odds with Lioli demanding that he be compensated for the contract termination. The two sides have now reached an agreement and the club has agreed to pay an unspecified exit fee.
Liphakoe communication and marketing officer Tau Sebatli confirmed on Monday that Nyarko was joining his side.
“Patrick is back at Liphakoe… he is one of the new players whom we have just brought on board,” Sebatli said.
Liphakoe is one of the EPL teams that have been busy in the transfer market having also secured the service of Likuena striker Thapelo Tale on a one-year deal. The other new faces in the team include former Kick4Life midfielders Paballo Mafeka, Nkopane Tabi (two years) and Tšepang Ntsenyane (one year) and Tshilo Tshilo, who returns from a one-year loan at Lifofane.
Liphakoe has also beefed up its technical department with the newly appointed Likuena assistant coach Mpitsa Marai as head coach and former Likuena captain Tšepo Hlojeng as his assistant.
Sebatli said the reason behind the team’s reinforcement is to redeem the maroon and gold outfit from a run of poor performances displayed last season.
The club also suffered a mass exodus at the end of last season after failing to retain the services of some of their key players whose contracts had expired. The players who left the team are Tšeole Ranthimo, Thabo Matšoele, Tankiso Chaba, Tlotliso Tumahole, Basia Letuka and Nyarko who has now found his way back to the side.