Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Football players slapped with indefinite suspensions

Digodi Football Club coach, Stranger Modise, said that six of his team’s players have received letters of suspension for allegedly beating the referee who officiated in the First division South’s deciding match.

Modise said nothing has been communicated to them and all they saw was the delivery of suspension letters to key players of his team.

He wondered why the players were suspended, saying that it is going to be tough for him in forthcoming league matches.

Modise denied that his players beat up the referee and said that his team had not even been called for interrogations.

On the other hand, the league Chairman, Charles Chilisa, said the allegations of players being suspended are not true.

Chilisa said they had an assembly meeting on Saturday to evaluate the league and when Digodi Football Club inquired about their issue, they were told it was still with the Disciplinary office.
Chilisa also said the issue is not the only one before the disciplinary Committee “because other teams also have pending cases”.

He pointed out that they cannot suspend players before they come for hearings.
Chilisa also said allegations that the teams had gone to the play offs before the league was over are not true because rules do not allow that. He added that people should learn to acquaint themselves with the rules of play and regulations of the game.

Some of those who attended the meeting indicated that the meeting was not run well because they did not have the report from the league Chairman but proceeded to map the oncoming league season, which is to start on the 6th of August this year.

They indicated that certain things are not being run well.

Chilisa also said that they had a smooth meeting at which he produced a report, adding that other regional committees also produced good reports.

He said that the treasurer reported that from the P73 387.62 they received from the Botswana Football Association, they had used P42 668.67 and remain with a balance of P30 780.95.
“This is the first time the committee utilised money in such a good way,” said Chilisa.
He indicated that all the teams in attendance were happy with the meeting held.

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