Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ winger Joel Mogorosi has rubbished recent media reports that he is not happy at the club.
This comes after it was reported that Chiefs had written to the Botswana Football Association (BFA) notifying the mother-body that they will not pay the player’s monthly salaries after he was injured in the national camp. Mogorosi suffered an injury on his arm while in the national team camp in Doula, Cameroon, in January and did not take part in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
This prompted Botswana Life Insurance to issue a cheque of P20, 000 towards the salary of Mogorosi for a period of two months. According to media reports, Mogorosi was not happy at the latest developments and accused Chiefs of being unfair on him. On Friday, Mogorosi said that he was surprised some quarters of the media have blown the issue out of proportion.
“The whole issue is surprising because some journalists have decided to write nonsense without checking the facts from me. I don’t know what they wanted to achieve because I’m happy at Chiefs. People must know that I’m earning more than P10, 000 and Chiefs have taken care of the other costs,” said Mogorosi.
He pointed out that he is not going to let people distract his rehabilitation process by spreading baseless rumours about him.
“I’m already working hard in the gym in a bid to get to full fitness. If the doctors say that I’m ready to start playing, I’ll be back as long as the coaches are also happy with my progress. All I’m interested in is to help Chiefs win the league as soon as I get fit,” said Mogorosi.
On the issue that Chiefs cannot survive without him, Mogorosi laughed off the statement saying that the Kgatleng giants are not a one-man team. Before he got injured while with the Zebras, Mogorosi had scored 22 goals for Magosi in 16 games.
“I’m not Chiefs; the team has what it takes to win with or without me. There is no guarantee that Chiefs will always win when available. What is important for the team is to be more consistent in the remaining fixtures. It’s difficult to stay at the top but it’s easy to go down,” pointed out Mogorosi. He thinks that their credibility will be tested when they take on Gaborone United, BMC and Township Rollers which are all gunning for the league title.
“Every point is vital but the games against those teams will decide our fate. That’s where the league is going to be more interesting,” he said.