Khutlang, Sera smoke peace pipe


Mikia Kalati

LIKUENA stars, Tumelo Khutlang and Motebang Sera, say they have made peace after they appeared to be involved in a row during the senior national soccer side’s 1-0 win over Tanzania on Sunday.

The duo has dominated social media platforms after they appeared to be at loggerheads when Sera failed to pass to his teammate, who better positioned to score during the Group L encounter at Setsoto Stadium.

The Black Leopards forward admitted that he had an argument with his colleague in the heat of the moment but said they have since put their differences aside.

“We had an exchange of words which happened in the heat of the moment but we sat down and talked about it afterwards,” Khutlang said.

“I think the issue was blown out of proportion on social media, because all is good between us as the two players.

“I had no reason to lash out on him because I had also missed a good chance early in the first half but I did what I did trying to explain to him that we could have increased the score with that chance.

“I did all this knowing that we have conceded a lot in the qualifiers and we need to win by a big margin whenever we have such a chance.”

Khutlang stated that they had planned a joint statement to allay Basotho’s fears of a rift but decided against it due to the reaction that the matter had on social media platforms

Matlama striker, Sera also told this publication that what happened during the game with Tanzania is all in the past as they have made peace.

“We sat down and talked about the matter after the game and all is good between us. It happened in the heat of the moment during the game and we both regret it,” Sera said.

Meanwhile, Khutlang, whose Limpopo outfit parted ways with coach Joel Masutha last week, said he was sad to see the man who signed him in the off-season leave Lidoda Duvha.

“It is sad because he is the one who scouted and signed.

“He made me feel at home at the club and was always very supportive to make me settle down because he believed in my abilities. His resignation came as a shock.

“But we have to accept it and move on,” said the former Lioli attacking midfielder.

His countryman and club teammate Tshwarelo Bereng, shared the same sentiments over the departure of Masutha.

Khutlang was a regular at Lidodoa Duvha under Masutha while Bereng is yet to make his debut and is hoping for change of luck under newly appointed Scottish coach Dylan Kerr.

“He told me before his last game that he might leave, so I had already prepared myself for it before it happened but it’s sad to see a coach who signed me leave.

“Hopefully, things will change for me because a new coach comes with changes,” Bereng told this publication.

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