Former Zebras maestro Dirang Moloi missed out on a league winner’s medal as Chiefs were crowned 2015/16 season champions in the last match of the season after being held to a nil all draw away to Jwaneng Galaxy.
When Mochudi Centre Chiefs won silverware this past Saturday in Jwaneng, club officials confirmed that the creative midfielder had parted ways with the club. Dirang Moloi is reported to have been released by Chiefs end of March when his contract elapsed. Moloi featured for the club only in the first half of the season before being sideline by a groin injury. Speaking to The Telegraph, Chiefs Manager Zaid Jalal revealed that Moloi had parted ways with the club and was not part of the players awarded medals despite featuring for Chiefs in their title defence.
“Dirang was not part of the players that were given medals today and it should be understood that he is not part of the team. We were given 25 medals for the players today and we are not aware of the number of medals to be given at a later stage,” said Jalal. He revealed that the club will come up with a plan on how to distribute medals in a manner best suitable for the team. “Dirang is no longer with the team and we will see how to distribute medals among everybody who has contributed towards this victory,” he explained.
For his part, Moloi confirmed he parted ways with Chiefs in March but believes his contribution to the club was essential and is eligible for a winner’s medal. “It is true that I am no longer in the books of Chiefs after my contract ended in March. I contributed to this championship title but it will be up to me to demand a winners medal or not,” said Moloi. However, the lanky midfielder revealed that it will be wise enough for the medal to be awarded to one of the upcoming youngsters within Magosi camp.
“There are a lot of promising youngsters at Chiefs and believe throughout the season they contributed in one way or the other. Some of these young players did not play but pushed and motivated us at training. I will gratefully pass on the medal to a youngster at the club if the club gives me one,” Moloi told the Telegraph.