My time is coming – Celtic striker Sera


Lesotho International Motebang Sera joined Bloemfontein Celtic at the beginning of the current Absa Premiership campaign on the back of a very successful season in the Lesotho Premier League (LPL) with Matlama FC.

Sera is a household name in Lesotho football, having won the Top Goal Scorer’s award twice in the last three seasons in Lesotho, netting a total of 48 league goals for Matlama and walked away with the Player of the Season accolade in 2019.

The 25-year-old striker started to attract interest from Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs after his impressive performances for Lesotho in the 2019 COSAFA tournament in Durban.

Since his arrival in South Africa, the Lesotho goal poacher has made 12 appearances for Celtic, scoring four goals and strongly believes that his hard work will eventually pay off and will show off his ability in front of goal. Picture courtesy of Bloem Celtic. 

“Not playing regularly now at Celtic is not a problem,” Sera said as quoted by Lesotho publication – News4u Sport.

“But I am telling you my time is coming and I am going to play, and I will be the Motebang Sera you know.

“I am not a talented player like many people think I am, just hardworking, determination and persistence helps a lot. You know winning the golden boot twice in the Lesotho Premier League and being Player of the Season did not come because I am talented, but through hard work,” added the Likuena striker.

In his debut season in the Absa Premiership, Sera says his target is to score 10 goals. However, the PSL has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear as to when the league would re-start.

“This is my first season and my aim was to score at least 10 goals for Celtic and win the Nedbank trophy as we are in the semifinal,” – Sera. Picture courtesy of COSAFA.

“I do not want to defend myself, but I want to adapt to off play style, I am going to fight for my place in these coming matches I promise.

“The technical team handed us a programme to follow as we train alone to keep ourselves fit in case the league re-opens. It is helping a lot because sometimes Nkesi Rankhasa, Stigga Kalake and others join and we train together,” said the centre forward.

“The only problem is that you can train and you can keep yourself fit, but ball work is very different because you can be fit but fail to deliver because of ball work,” concluded Sera.

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