Local News 25.7.2016 12:16 pm

Sekotlong joins Free State Stars

Thokozani Sekotlong (Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix)

Thokozani Sekotlong (Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix)

Free State Stars have signed former Maritzburg United midfielder Thokozani Sekotlong, as they look to rebuild the team following their failed bid to sell their status to Swallows.

According to a source close to Stars, Sekotlong has signed a one-year contract with the team.

“Yes, it’s true. Sekotlong has signed a one-year plus one-year option with Stars. He has been training with the team for some time, and the club has decided to sign him.”

Stars, who were on the verge of being sold to Swallows until the deal fell through this past weekend, sold some of their players to rival teams.

Lucky Mohomi was signed by Mamelodi Sundowns, while Justice Chabalala, Ayanda Nkosi and Sello Japhta were snapped up by Orlando Pirates.

Now Stars are in the process of replacing the players that have left the team and have started by securing the services of Sekotlong.

Meanwhile, midfielder Nhlanhla Vilakazi has also signed a one-year plus one-year option contract extension with Stars.

Vilakazi’s contract with Stars ended at the end of June, but now the club has moved swiftly to secure his services for one more season.

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