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Morena Secures Major Signing for Jwaneng

Jwaneng Galaxy head coach Morena Ramoreboli has bolstered his squad for the CAF Champions League group stage with highly-rated midfielder Mothusi Cooper.

Cooper, 24, is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in Botswana football and was strongly linked with a move to the DStv Premiership since leaving Zambian side Lusaka Dynamos.

The likes of SuperSport United and Sekhukhune United were said to have been interested in his services, but Jwaneng has now snapped him up until the end of the 2021/22 season.

“When we profile the type of players we have at Galaxy, we realised we needed one more player who can give us more aggression in offensive phases and balance in a defensive phase, he brings maturity,” Ramoreboli tells iDiski Times.

“Players go to places where they feel they will grow, football has changed, it’s not all about money but also where the player can grow. Players make decisions about where they can grow technically, physically, yes financially too.

“But the most important thing is to grow your game to set yourself up to earn more further in his career. I think he made the right choice as our aim is to make him a better player.

“I followed him with the national team and his time with Township Rollers and I can tell you that he’s a type of player that can go to other countries and represent Botswana well – he has all the attributes of a good player.

“We just need to help him grow, assist him with certain elements to grow his game but I believe he will come in and add value to the team.”

Jwaneng are currently in fourth place in the Botswana Premier League, three points off league leaders Township Rollers after six games in the 2021/22 season.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.