Friday, December 3, 2021

Ramatlhakwane may finally be at Rollers

Township Rollers indeed want to be a team to beat in the beMobile Premier League if recent developments at the team are anything to go by. The team is very busy acquiring best available players in the market, something that might make them untouchable in a few years to come.

Just last week, the team won the right to register national team player, Galabgwe Moyana after a battle with his former club, Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Chiefs had loaned the player to South African Premier League side, Polokwane City, but upon his return home, Chiefs expected him to go back to the club.

Rollers hijacked the move and hence a battle ensued with Chiefs that had to be solved by players’ status committee.

Rollers on the other hand are reported to have once again pounced on another former Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker and Botswana’s top striker, Jerome Ramatlhakwane. Ramatlhakwane has been on the sidelines for some time after returning from Democratic Republic of Congo side, Don Bosco.

Information reaching Sunday Standard is that Rollers have finally landed the player after lengthy discussions with Don Bosco.

A source at the club told Sunday Standard that Ramatlhakwane would not be eligible to play until the next transfer window.

“It looks like he would not be able to play until the next transfer window which is around January. But I can assure you that he is a Rollers player and Rollers are ready and want to be the best team in the country,” said the source.

Rollers have been linked with Ramatlhakwane for some time and at times they thought of pulling out of the negotiations because of the delays involved.

Efforts to speak to Township Rollers Spokesperson, Phempherethe Pheto were futile at the time of going to press.

Ramatlhakwane is arguably one of the best strikers this country has ever produced but he has almost been dormant for the past four years at club level.

He helped Botswana qualify for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as the leading goal-scorer. At that time he was not playing at his club, Cape Town Santos, but continued to deliver for the country.

Of late he has also been club-less but is struggling at the senior national team. Rollers are currently leading the Premier League and if they can continue with their form until Ramatlhakwane joins them, they might then be in red hot form.

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