Bokang Mothoana

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Bokang Mothoana
Personal information
Full name Bokang Left Mothoana
Date of birth (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Maseru, Lesotho
Playing position Left-Back
Club information
Current team
Kick 4 Life
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Likhopo Maseru 30 (13)
2007–2009 Union Sportive Monastir 22 (6)
2009 Likhopo Maseru 7 (4)
2010–2016 Union Sportive Monastir 46 (17)
2016– Kick 4 Life
National team
2005– Lesotho 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:59, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Bokang Mothoana (born 9 December 1987) is a Mosotho footballer who plays for Kick 4 Life.[1]

Club career[edit]

Bokang Mothoana, who also goes by the nickname "lefty", started with Likhopo Maseru in 2005. In 2007, he transferred to Union Sportive Monstir for an unknown fee. He was part of the team who won the 2010-11 Ligue 2 by four points and subsequently played for the side in the top division. Mothoana, a left footed player, often played as a left wing-back during his seven years in Tunisia.

Mothoana departed US Monstir in the summer of 2014 due to ongoing political unrest in Tunisia. He trained briefly with the Lesotho national team in June before undergoing unsuccessful trials with South African club Supersport United F.C..[2]

At the start of the 2016/17 season, Mothoana joined Kick4Life, a Lesotho football club and registered charity dedicated to social change. Now playing in a more attacking midfield role, he impressed with a number of important goals and assists as the club finished 4th in the Lesotho Premier League. Mothoana's efforts were recognised at an end of season awards ceremony where he was named Kick4Life player of the season by the club's Academy Director.[3]

Outside Football[edit]

On 25 November 2017, Mothoana became the first football player from Lesotho to join Common Goal, pledging one percent of his income to support football charities worldwide. This was confirmed on the organisation's Twitter page shortly afterwards.

International career[edit]

Since 2005, he has won 13 caps and scored one goal for the Lesotho national football team.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Lesotho's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 April 2006 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Swaziland 2–0 5–0 Friendly
2. 15 November 2011 Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura, Burundi  Burundi 2–0 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 June 2015 Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia  Ethiopia 1–0 1–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mothoana returns to Tunisia - Sunday Express". Sunday Express. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  2. ^ https://www.soccerladuma.co.za/news/articles/teams/supersport-united-6911502/lesotho-international-bokang-lefty-mothoana-on-trial-at-supersport-united/167461
  3. ^ https://www.kick4life.org/news-media/news/mothoana-named-player-season/
  4. ^ a b Bokang Mothoana at National-Football-Teams.com