North Africa is slowly becoming the new destination for local players as Jwaneng Galaxy midfielder, Gape Mohutsiwa has just signed a 3 year deal with Algerian top division side, Association Sportive Olympique de Chlef.
This week, Jwaneng Galaxy FC confirmed the departure of Gape Mohutsiwa. The 25 years old Midfielder joined the team in January 2020; previously, he played for Motlakase Power Dynamos, Palapye All Stars Fc, Township Rollers FC, Gilport Lions before signing with Jwaneng Galaxy FC.
Moreover, the Palapye born player has also tried his luck in the South African lower division where he played for TS Galaxy in the Glad Africa Championships but his stint with the team was very short lived.
Speaking in an interview, Mohutsiwa said the move will open many doors for him, since he will be playing closer to European scouts which is somehow a positive for him.
“The reality is to move gradually, move step by step. I don’t know what will happen but I have to work hard and do things accordingly. I know what I want and what I dream of, and everything can happen in those countries, so I will leave everything to God; I will work hard and try to improve as always.”
He continues to say, “Nowadays it’s easy to contact players so I am not surprised by the move, we have been in contact since June, we negotiated for sometime and I was honest with my preferences and we agreed on a deal.”
He further said he has an insight of football in North Africa and he expect growth on the field and personally, learning how to grow from home. “I expect many other challenges, it’s not going to be easy so I expect hostility, I expect language barriers so I am prepared.”
Mohutsiwa will be joining his new club Association Sportive Olympique de Chlef known as ASO Chlef, the team plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 , top league of Algerian Football pyramid and the CAF Champions League.
Mohutsiwa won the Mascom Top 8 with Jwaneng Galaxy. His most highlight was when he scored the winning goal against Simba S.C in the CAF Champions League playoffs last season that earned his team their first group stage appearance, he scored a brace on the day.
Mohutsiwa joins Kabelo Seakanyeng and Tumisang Orebonye who are currently making a mark in the Moroccan topflight, the Botola Premier League; the two talisman have been scoring and contributing goals for their side, Olympique Club Khouribga as well as winning several accolades.
“I think it was easy for them because they have each other, they could converse well and guide each other; the challenge is massive but I am up for it,” he stressed.
Mohutsiwa is one of the most hardworking players, with high levels of energy and an unmatched work-rate, he can command and dictate play at the heart of midfield, and one of his unique skills is reading the game, knowing when to drop the tempo of the game and raise it.