Township Rollers' coach, Rodolfo Zapata says the team is yet to decide on making moves on Mogakolodi 'Tsotso' Ngele and Kabelo Seakanyeng. The Zebras duo is training with Popa in order to keep fit ahead of an anticipated busy winter transfer for both.
Seakanyeng has been training with the league champions since the January transfer window after he found himself clubless. Chippa United released the 25-year-old winger just after six months in his contract while his move to TS Galaxy fell through at the 11th hour. After being sidelined by his club Mamelodi Sundowns, Tsotso started training with the Blues this week.
He was demoted to the reserve side by Sundowns' coach Pitso Mosimane before he started training on his own at the start of the year. Tsotso had singed a five-year contract with Sundowns in June 2014, but failed to cement a place in the starstudded Sundowns side. After loan spells at Platinum Stars, Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United, the 28-year-old will be a free agent by July 1, 2019.
Speaking to Mmegi Sport this week, Zapata was impressed by the duo's input and quality at training. He, however, said Rollers faces stern competition from local and international teams for the players' signatures.
"As a team we are currently focused on finishing the league, (what happens) next is another story. They are both training with us to keep in shape. I do not know what will happen; they also don't know about their futures (but) they have several proposals. Even myself, my contract finishes on May 31.
Nobody knows what will happen but in my team, good players are always welcome
Tsotso turned out for Popa in the 2011-2012 season before a big move to Platinum Stars while Seakanyeng was a key player in Zapata's squad at Gaborone United (GU) two seasons ago.
Meanwhile, Popa take the long journey to the northwest where Sankoyo Bush Bucks lie in wait at the Maun Sports Complex, as the BTC Premiership action resumes. This evening, Matshidiso Moseki will want to end a seven-game winless streak as Sharps Shooting Stars take on relegation threatened, Mochudi Centre Chiefs at the Molepolole Sports Complex.
Fresh from a successful cup weekend, Extension Gunners visit Orapa United at the Itekeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon while Police XI welcome Security Systems at the Otse Stadium. Second placed, Jwaneng Galaxy will be looking to close on Rollers when they take on bottom placed, Black Forest at the Molepolole Sports Complex while the Lobatse Sports Complex hosts a tricky tie between BDF XI and Miscellaneous.
On Sunday afternoon, BR Highlanders welcomes GU at the Serowe Sports Complex while relegation candidates, Prisons XI take on Notwane at the Molepolole Sports Complex.