Mosiatlhaga on Stellies axe after PSL promotion

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Ajax Cape Town speedy winger Abednego Mosiatlhaga has opened up about his Stellenbosch Fc exit last season despite helping the club gain promotion to the Absa Premiership.

Mosiatlhaga made his debut for ‘ The Students’ in 2014/2015 season as a 20-year-old.

But was loaned out to Cape Town All Stars and Stellenbosch after he failed to command a regular place.

He was recalled mid-season in 2018 only to be loaned out to Stellies again at the beginning of last season.

The 25-year-old helped Stellenbosch win the National First Division League now known as the GladAfrica Championship with his sterling performances. But surprisingly, he was not part of Absa Premiership squad.

Again, this season, he is consistent performer for the second-tier league table toppers, Urban Warriors and he is the leading goal scorer with 14 goals.

 “I was on loan at Stellenbosch from Wits. So as soon as we won the league I had to go back to Wits. There was a certain fee they had to agree on, and they didn’t. That affected me and I ended up losing. So, I had to come to NFD again to play at Ajax,”said Mosiatlhaga.

“It was very sad for me. I didn’t know how to feel about it because I was excited that I was going to play in the Absa Premiership, but it didn’t happen. But things like these do happen and you just have to be strong which is what I’m doing. I’ve got another chance to rewrite my story and it’s a motivation for those people who have had ups and downs. You just have to keep going”

Urban Warriors enjoy a 3-point lead at the summit of the log with 11 games to go. Consistency might be their biggest weapon going to the final lap. Mosiatlhaga refutes claims that the league is theirs to lose.

“I wouldn’t say so because there is still a lot of more games to go. It feels good that we are on top, we have just extended the lead, but I think it’s about taking one game at a time. We will talk about that if there is about six games to go.”

“It would be a wonderful feeling if I were to win the league twice. I think it would be something extra ordinary for me. What makes me happy is that I’m not on loan, I’ve signed with Ajax now and I’m quite sure I’m going straight with them to the Absa Premiership.”

With a handful of games left before GladAfrica Championship season concludes, Mosiatlhaga will be also looking to clinch the Golden Boot Award as he is the current top scorer.

By Innocent Ngwenya

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