MASERU — Lioli star Sello ‘Muso is facing disciplinary action after going AWOL for nearly a month.
‘Muso only reported for training on Tuesday even though Tse Nala began their pre-season programme at the start of July.
Last week it emerged Lioli were contemplating omitting the 22-year-old striker, popularly known as Scalo, from their final list of 25 players for the new Vodacom Premier League campaign starting on August 21.
Lioli assistant coach Halemakale Mahlaha confirmed ‘Muso had been missing until he popped up for training on Tuesday.
“There will be disciplinary action against him,” Mahlaha told the Lesotho Times without saying what measures the club was likely to take against the player.
But he said ‘Muso would not be shipped out.
“Scalo is a talented player who I think I will need,” Mahlaha said.
“He is a quality player but it’s about time he realised how important he is to the team.”
Meanwhile, Lioli are close to completing the signing of former LCS playmaker Ramashalane Taeli and Shetsane Ramoseeka who is set to return to the club after a three-year stay at Joy.
Mahlaha confirmed both were training with the team but had not signed on the dotted line as yet.
The Nyenye Rovers pair of Montoeli Senopo and Baholo Sefatsa, who are part of Lesotho’s national Under-20 team, are also due to complete their move to Lioli before the Teyateyaneng giants finalise contracts for 25 players.
“We have the list (of 25 players) but it is not final,” Mahlaha said.
“There are players who I want on the list but are not at the club yet.”
“There are two from the (national) Under-20 team but they have not reported to the team because of other commitments,” he added.
Mahlaha said Lekhotla Pitso was the only player who would definitely not be part of Tse Nala next season after he asked to be allowed to go to school.
Ramafolo Thoahlane is almost certain to leave after going AWOL halfway through last season.