The 2021/2022 league season is destined to start in a fortnight’s time provided obstacles ahead are cleared.
Molepolole City Stars is determined to interdict the start of the league until their complaint is given attention and resolved.
City Stars have given BFA until Wednesday October 13th 2021, for their issue to be addressed. The Citizens are complaining that the mother body is ignoring them and failing to act on their request.
On 22nd September 2021, they wrote to BFA seeking for their relegation to be reinstated or the matter be referred to the arbitration Tribunal but BFA has since done nothing to the request.
“We refer to the above matter and to our letter dated 22nd September 2021. We regret that we have not received your response to the letter,” Thabiso Tafila of Tafila Attorneys recalled.
“We are instructed to kindly request, as we hereby do, that you place our client’s appeal before the Arbitration Tribunal and advise that same has been done before close of business on Wednesday 13th October 2021,” states part of the letter.
City Stars have instructed their Attorneys to push further should BFA ignore them once more.
“Should we not hear from you or receive confirmation that our client’s complaint has been placed before the Arbitration Tribunal, we have instructions to take the matter higher-up. In that event, it might become necessary to interdict the envisaged commencement of the football season. We trust that you will act accordingly to forestall such an eventuality,” Tafila warned BFA.
Still with the elite league, over the weekend BFL elected new board members who are expected to steer the league season to a smooth start. The four members who were elected are Gaborone United financier, Nikolas Zakhem, elected as Board chairperson; Township Rollers president, Jagdish Shah, Njabulo Gilika of Jwaneng Galaxy and Kagiso Magocha of Orapa United were elected as board members. The new board is expected to raise at least P15 million before the commencement of the league.