Luckyboy Mokoena. Photo: BackpagePix

Luckyboy Mokoena in action for TS Galaxy. Photo: BackpagePix

Mokoena in limbo as he searches for a new team

Defender Luckyboy Mokoena is still searching for a new team after being released by TS Galaxy back in October.

Luckyboy Mokoena. Photo: BackpagePix

Luckyboy Mokoena in action for TS Galaxy. Photo: BackpagePix

Mokoena was released by the DStv Premiership strugglers following the arrival of current head coach Sead Ramovic, and his agent Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi has confirmed they haven’t found a new club for the right back after a potential overseas move fell through.

“Luckyboy Mokoena has got his clearance in hand after parting ways with TS Galaxy,” Mulovhedzi told Soccer Laduma.

“The player also got a copy of a document confirming the termination of his contract by the club. It happened so fast, and it was at the time we were still hoping to negotiate for an extension of his contract at the club.

“I am currently in search of a club for him.”

Mokoena’s agent reveals why overseas deal failed to materialise

Mulovhedzi added: “In fact, I believe that I would have already secured a club for him had it not been a misunderstanding where another agent promised the boy an overseas move and he focused on that.

“But the said overseas move never happened. I am someone who doesn’t want to stand in a player’s way, and I allowed him to wait for the overseas move he was promised but sadly it hasn’t happened.”

Meanwhile, in other news, former Maritzburg United left-winger Lefa Hlongwane is reported to have an opportunity to revive his career at TS Galaxy.

Earlier this year, Maritzburg United terminated Hlongwane’s contract, with issues such as arriving late at training and allegedly being a party animal said to be the main reasons for letting him go.


However, according to Soccer Laduma, Galaxy have opted to give the player a second chance and have signed him up for the second half of the 2021/22 season.

An announcement will apparently be made in January alongside new arrivals, with Hlongwane having signed a two-year deal with the 2019 Nedbank Cup Champions.

Hlongwane made 12 appearances for Maritzburg and was a key member of Ernst Middendorp’s plans until off-field troubles saw the two parties part ways.

He is said to have been already training with TS Galaxy for some time before putting pen to paper, and it will be interesting to see if the club is now able to get the best out of him.

Previously, according to Sowetan Live, Hlongwane was given his marching orders at Maritzburg United after being warned several times about being late for training.

It came after Hlongwane had joined the Team of Choice in July, having been sacked by Black Leopards before signing a two-year deal with the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands side.

Leopards sacked “Sdumo”, as Hlongwane is known, for breach of contract after he participated in an Easter tournament organised by fellow footballer Edgar Manaka in Limpopo.