Botswana’s Seakanyeng makes it three for Morocco’s Khouribga


Botswana forward Kabelo ‘Skhebo’ Seakanyeng is enjoying a good start to life in North Africa after increasing his tally to three for his new club Olympique Club de Khourigba.

Seakanyeng was on target in the Botola 2 League side’s 2-0 win over Kawkab Athletic on Friday.

The win saw the club move to fifth place in the Moroccan second tier after five games with seven points.

Seakanyeng joined the club together with former Free State Stars fullback Simisani Mathumo and Tumisang Orebonye last month.

Khouribga, who are based in a mining town located 154km from the capital city, Rabat, were relegated from the topflight last season and are fighting to return to the Botola Pro League.

An elated Mathumo, who has previously captained Botswana giants Township Rollers and the Zebras, believes playing in north Africa is a great opportunity for him to grow as a player.

“I will do my best, put more effort to prove myself as this deal can be a gate pass to greater things,” said the 29-year-old.

The versatile and seasoned defender had a six-month stint with Free State before reuniting with Rollers.

His Rollers teammate Orebonye was on target for the national team when they fell 2-1 to Zambia in Lusaka in November.

The 24-year-old was last season’s Mascom Top8 top goal scorer and is considered one of the most lethal strikers in Botswana football.

OCK have previously won the Moroccan league twice in 1989 and 2007.

The club also finished as runners up in 1984 and 1996 and have made one appearance in the CAF Champions League in 2008.

Two years earlier they made it to the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Founded in 1923, OCK is one of the oldest clubs in Morocco. In a 16-team division, OCK won only six matches out of 30 and finished 15th with 28 points, four points from safety.

Together with Raja Beni Mellal, who won just one match all season, OCK dropped down to Botola 2.

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By Mthokozisi Dube

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