After a fierce battle between midfield dynamo Dirang Moloi and his team, Notwane, the former has come up victorious, Sunday Standard has learnt.
The status committee, where the case was referred, has declared Moloi a free agent and thus free to join the team of his choice.
Moloi had a contract with Notwane that was to end in two and half months’ time but wanted out for what he alleged was breach of contract and Notwane, in return, wanted what he said was a lot of money that no local team could afford to come up with.
Notwane would not budge saying Moloi was their player since he had a contract and thus entitled to sell him at a price they deemed necessary.
The ruling, on the other hand, gives him the green light to join Mochudi Centre Chiefs, which has been courting him for some time. Centre Chiefs were prepared to pay Notwane P25 000 while Notwane wanted almost double. This led to a stalemate and Moloi had no choice but to take the case to the status committee.
Chiefs have expressed happiness over the developments saying Moloi would add value to the team. He would be joining his older brother, Pontsho, who also left Notwane under controversial circumstances about three seasons ago.
He has been a revelation for about three seasons now and last year helped the team to win both the league and Coca-Cola Cup. The previous season, before winning the league and Coca-Cola Cup, he was the league’s leading goal scorer.
Both brothers also had fruitful seasons at Notwane where they were exceptional. But whether they will maintain such form at Chiefs remains to be seen.
However, many people are crossing their fingers that Dirang re-discovers his form which once saw him envied by many teams outside the country. He is a highly rated midfielder and many soccer experts believe he deserves to play abroad.