Monday, August 15, 2022

Chiefs unfazed by NDC ruling

“Magosi are the champions and we are not moved” said Mochudi Centre Chiefs communications manager, Clifford Mogomotsi. He shared the sentiments after the Botswana Football Association BFA National Disciplinary Committee reversed the premier league board decision to deduct 10 points from Township Rollers for using a defaulter in the name of Ofentse Nato.

“It doesn’t matter to us because nothing is going to change and we will still be the champions” said Mogomotsi.  He observed that the “NDC has earlier ruled that Nato was a defaulter and he is the same player we have protested against. What we are going to do is to take the judgment of the NDC to the premier league DC and we will win. For now I can say we are champions in waiting pending the outcome of the case, but once the case is over we will get our points back and be declared champions” Mogomotsi explained.  The optimistic Mogomotsi is of the view that BPL DC as a lower structure cannot differ with the higher structure in their ruling. 

Mogomotsi doubts the decision of the NDC to reverse everything when there is no complaint. 

Mogomotsi dismissed the NDC ruling saying affected teams could have been consulted and informed about complainants who have asked for a review of the ruling of the BPL board.  The premier League last week declared Mochudi Centre Chiefs league winners and the team was presented with medals and a trophy.  Before the NDC ruling on Friday, Rollers finished the league on position two with 60 points while their arch rivals ‘won’ the league with 64 points.  A reversal of the ruling takes Rollers back to the top of the log table with 67 points and Chiefs a close second  with 62 points.  By Friday evening the premier league was yet to release the updated official log table. Sunday Standard sport will be monitoring the events as they unfold. 


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