Recently promoted Orbit College captain Atisang Batsi has revealed to LimSportsZone his plan for retirement from football. The 41-year-old led Mswenko Boys from North West to a Motsepe Foundation Championship promotion at the recently concluded ABC Motsepe League National playoffs in KZN.

Orbit defeated North West University FC in the inter-provincial playoffs to qualify for the national playoffs. They were drawn in Group C alongside Mlambo Royal Cubs from Mpumalanga and Mpheni Home Defenders from Limpopo.

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They qualified for the semifinals as the best number two in the group stages. Mswenko Boys played against the host, Umsinga United in the semi-final and they [Orbit College FC] won by 1-0 to book themselves in the final and subsequently promoted to the first division.

They, unfortunately, lost 3-1 to Upington City in the final at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday. Despite their loss, Atisang Batsi was voted the best player of the tournament. He walked away with R100 000 for his efforts. He also told this publication that he will hang his boots after the 2023/24 season.


“I think one more season will be enough for me. Next season I will play for the last time and after that I will hang my boots,” he told LimSportsZone.

“I will retire as a happy man because I, together with the technical team and my teammates promoted the club from ABC Motsepe League to Motsepe Foundation Championship.”‘

By Banele Hlakanyana


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