Saturday, May 15, 2021

Magagane vows to exhaust all options until Chiefs face the law

Letlapeng chairman Sydney Magagane has declared that his side would not rest until justice is served in their case against log leaders Mochudi Centre Chiefs. In their 3-1 loss to Chiefs in March, Letlapeng played the game under protest claiming that skipper Pontsho Moloi was not supposed to feature in the match having accumulated three yellow cards. Their case was dismissed by the Botswana Premier League Disciplinary Committee (DC) but they appealed to Botswana Football Association (BFA) DC. The matter was heard on Thursday night but the BFA dismissed the matter on grounds that Letlapeng appealed outside the 10 days as the law states.

The case was heard by the BPL disciplinary committee on March 19 which meant that the appeal days had elapsed on April 2. Letlapeng argued that they received a written judgement from the Premier League office on April 9 hence their late submission. Although the BFA DC dismissed their argument, Letlapeng have since vowed to take the matter to National Appeals Board (NAB) tomorrow. “We are going forward with the case because we feel that we were not given a chance to present our case. We expected the outcome from Thursday hence we’re not surprised. There were no merits in the case though it is the Premier League which erred by submitting a late written judgement to us. On the day of the judgement, we pronounced before Premier League DC that we intend to appeal and we were told to wait for a written judgement.

RELATED STORIES

Read this week's paper