Lefty’s Monastir win promotion

MASERU — Lesotho international Bokang Mothoana on Sunday helped his side Union Sportive Monastir win the Tunisian first division title.
Monastir had already sealed promotion back to Tunisia’s premier league two weeks ago but they ensured they take home championship medals after a 1-0 win over US Ben Guerdane.
The team’s promotion means they will make an immediate return to Ligue 1 after they were relegated last season.
Speaking to the Lesotho Times on Tuesday, Mothoana said the league title was a result of some serious hard work.
“It was a great feeling to win the league. We worked very hard all season and our hard work was rewarded,” Mothoana, popularly known as Lefty, said.
“Sunday’s game was tough because both teams were looking to end the season on a high note. After the game there were celebrations everywhere,” he added.
The championship win also sealed a happy ending to what had been a long season and came as relief after Monastir lost 2-1 to Kasserine last Wednesday.
“It’s a very big achievement in my career to win a trophy outside my country especially after playing in almost every game,” Mothoana said.
The hard working player has made huge strides at the club and even captained Monastir in a 1-0 win over Olympique du Kef two weeks ago.
Mothoana’s contract with Monastir expired at the end of last month and he is still unsure of what the future holds although he would love to return to Tunisia’s premier league with Monastir.
“My contract with US Monastir ended late last month.
“I’m really looking forward to the coming season with Monastir but it’s the team’s call to make. For now there are no offers or talks with any team,” Mothoana said.
For now, he is all too happy to come back home and rest for a while.
“Right now I just can’t wait to come home and have a rest, it has been a long season,” he said.
Mothoana, capped 29 times for Lesotho, first signed for US Monastir in 2007 and helped the club reach its first ever Tunisian cup final in 2009.
He briefly returned to Lesotho for a three-month stint with Likhopo before rejoining Monastir in December 2009.

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