By: Kamohelo Ntsebeng


Ts’epang Kotelo, a 25 year old Mosotho youth, who lives in Mohale’s Hoek speaks out on his journey as a football player, declaring having started his journey at the age of 11, when he was chosen to play at one under 18 district tournament.

He was then chosen to play for the COSAFA and later after that, was selected to be part of the players to play at Namibia at the age of 12.

The young man admits having been overwhelmed, juggling school with football simultaneously. He does however, recall it being ‘a great experience.’ He boasts being one of the top players in Mohale’s Hoek. Being a part of the sports industry from a young age scored him a role at district team level. He played for the Majantja Football Club (FC), which he joined in the year 2014. That in itself was more than just a good opportunity. He knew that that would put him and his name on the map.

Kotelo’s support system continues to be family and close friends, and now his supporters. In the past, he would struggle on materialistic football stuffs, “but they always came through for me to save the day.”

 “I was groomed by the sky Battalion Football Club (FC) under 10, into the Mohale’s Hoek Academy under 12 squad in 2008 and then, chosen to represent Lesotho under 13 where I then progressed to become captain during the COSSASA games.”

As time went on, left Mohale’s Hoek for the National University of Lesotho (NUL) to further his studies and, that is where he fell into the hands of Rovers FC for a season and a half. He then left the team to join Likhopo FC, where he played amicably.

“being a varsity student and also being a footballer comes with a lot because you have to put in a lot of work in both areas,” he highlights.

As soon as he was done with his studies, he made it a priority to focus on football, returning to Majantja FC in 2019, a club to which he still belongs upto date. Evidently, having Kotelo as part of the team is means recognition for the team, having won the league right at the moment.