It has been weeks now since the end of contract of Rollers industrious midfielder, Joel Mogorosi.
This then means he is playing for the team without a contract and many people wonder why.
It has since come to Sunday Standard’s attention that the Rollers’ star player who also plays a pivotal role in the national team wants a hefty improved contract but the team is not willing to give it to him.
To make matters worse, one local team, Gaborone United (GU), is reportedly watching the development closely and is ready to meet Mogorosi’s demands.
If Mogorosi ends up leaving, it will be Rollers’ loss because he is a free agent. On the other hand, Rollers did not want to comment on the issue saying their focus is on their defence of the league.
“There is nothing I can talk about regarding Mogorosi’s contract with us, all our attention is on the league campaign that we want to defend,” said the Managing director of the team, Somerset Gobuiwang.
Gaborone United, on the other hand, denied ever showing interest in Mogorosi.
The team spokesperson, Romeo Benjamin, told Sunday Standard all the news about Mogorosi was new to him.
“Its green lies and people are just peddling rumours without any substance. Currently, we are not involved in any form of recruitment,” he said.
GU is reportedly looking for Mogorosi’s services so that they finish in a reputable position when the league ends.
A source close to Rollers told Sunday Standard that Rollers are not even willing to meet the player halfway on his demands and it is one thing that may eventually force him to leave.
Mogorosi is Rollers most prized asset, with vast international experience. He is currently one of the influential players in the team’s defence of the league and is among the leading goalscorers.
Recently, he went for trials at South African champions, Supersport but the team could not sign him because they had exhausted their foreign quota. Following the sale of one of Supersport’s foreigner players to another Premier League side, Mamelodi Sundowns, space for a foreigner opened up. There are even rumours that Supersport’s interest is not dead yet.
Mogorosi has scored several important goals for the national team.
On Wednesday, he scored Botswana’s only goal when they were defeated 2-1 in a friendly against much fancied Sweden in Cape Town.
He has also been on target in the qualifiers of the AFCON 2012, scoring against stronger opponents like Togo.