Monday, October 19, 2020

Centre Chiefs Executive Committee embroiled in a legal dispute

Mochudi Centre Chiefs is once again embroiled in a legal dispute with a ‘concerned group’ over who is entitled to run the affairs of the team. Information reaching Sunday Standard indicates that in a bid to resolve the dispute, the Registrar of Societies called a meeting in order to iron out their differences.

Sunday Standard is reliably informed that the meeting was held this past Tuesday following a string of letters written to the Registrar of Societies by both parties. The two warring parties maintained that they were legal and entitled to run the affairs of the team. It has since emerged that the Registrar of Societies ruled that both committees are legal and entitled to run the affairs of the team.

A source close to the matter, told Sunday Standard that it is bizarre for two committees to lead the team saying one is definitely at fault. “There is no way there can be two legal committees running a team. The other one should be illegal and it is against the constitution. Definitely, I am telling you something is terribly wrong with the way things are done at this team,” said the source. The source also said if there are two legal committees running the team, it might lead to legal implications in the long run for the team.

Efforts by Sunday Standard to contact Centre Chiefs spokesperson, Clifford Mogomotsi and the leader of the concerned group, Tsieng Ramocha, were futile at  the time of going to press. Apart from being entangled in the matter, Mochudi Centre Chiefs is making controversial headlines in other football matters. They are reported to be blocking a move by their long time forward, Keakaetwe ‘Mara’ Moloi to Extension Gunners.

Moloi currently does not have a contract with Centre Chiefs. However, Centre Chiefs say Gunners did not follow proper procedures when they recruited him. The Players Status Committee has since ruled in favour of Moloi, but Centre Chiefs has vowed to appeal the matter. Centre Chiefs have since lodged a protest to the Premier League following the usage of Ofentse Nato in a Mascom Top 8 Semi-Finals against Township Rollers saying he was improperly registered. Centre Chiefs lost the match 3-1 and also blamed the referee for being biased.

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