MASERU — Bantu look set to complete the off-season’s most high-profile signing so far by acquiring the services of Swallows starlet Mosioua Boseka.
The talented Lesotho under-20 international has been linked with a host of top clubs, including Matlama and Lioli, after his dazzling performances in the just-ended Vodacom Premier League season helped Maswai-swai avoid relegation.
However, Bantu have become favourites to sign Boseka after it emerged the left-footed playmaker’s would prefer to move to the Mafeteng side next season.
Bantu, one of the best supported clubs in Lesotho, are believed to have offered employment to seal the deal for a player who would be a valuable addition to the side.
Last season A Matšo Makaota, in their first season back in the elite league after a four-year hiatus, were the surprise package and were briefly seen as championship contenders halfway through the season.
However, they ran out of steam in the league’s run-in and eventually finished sixth.
Boseka therefore would be another boost to a team that has already signed highly rated players such as Tlali Maile, Tefo Maipato, Mapheelle Ngoako and Daniel Jousse over the past 12 months as Bantu seek to compete with the league’s top sides.
“(Boseka) has said he has been given a job by Bantu. He has already said would like to go to Bantu so it looks like he will go to them,” a team-mate of the player told the Lesotho Times.
A Bantu official who preferred to remain anonymous admitted the club had made an inquiry about Boseka but denied any deal was imminent.
“Bantu are interested in the player (and) we have written to the player’s team,” the official said.
“It’s not clear what will happen, whether the team will accept or whether the player will accept. We are waiting to hear the response.”
Swallows president Mabote Masienyane this week confirmed Boseka was a wanted man and also hinted Bantu were in pole position.
“There are teams that want him but Bantu are very interested,” Masienyane said on Monday. “But he has to go to school so I don’t know how they will work it out.”
Bantu president Leuta Leuta however chose to remain tight-lipped when asked about the speculation, saying: “I don’t know anything at the moment.”
Efforts to contact Boseka for comment failed.