Thursday, October 28, 2021

Storm brewing at Center Chiefs

The club ownership tornado that recently ransacked Township Rollers could be headed to Kgatleng side Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Reports indicate that all is not well at Center Chiefs as a storm is brewing over the club’s ownership. Some disgruntled supporters have reportedly switched on a ticking time bomb, lobbying for support from other team structures and vowing not to rest until their concerns have been addressed.

Their biggest gripe is with the continuous desecration of the Center Chiefs constitution by management, which has resulted in the supporters repeatedly being fed with wrong information. Information reaching Sunday Standard indicates that the disgruntled supporters have declared war on the current executive, even going to the extent of electing their own committee and submitting their own annual returns to the Registrar of Societies. The enraged supporters are not happy with the fact that Mochudi Centre Chiefs have not held elections since 2011 and have since then failed to submit returns to the Registrar of Societies. They have expressed fears that the club is at risk of deregistration as it has repeatedly flouted rules and regulations set by the Registrar of Societies. The renegade committee believes they have to act fast to save the club because the current committee seems disinterested.

A member of the disgruntled group also accused the current executive of misleading the supporters by saying that Center Chiefs had been converted from a society to a trust when such was not the truth.

“The committee that is currently running the club has been misleading the nation, claiming they have changed Center Chiefs from society to a trust. They went to the extent of launching the trust and invited some high profile football officials. But that is not true. They were lying and they must tell the truth,” he said.

The disgruntled supporter also revealed that the incumbent executive committee has been trying to coerce them into not revealing the truth as they once invited one of theirs to a meeting towards the end of last year.

“They tried to coerce Tsieng Ramocha into keeping quiet because they now realize that things are getting out of hand. They are now scared because we seem to be headed for a serious court case that could have been avoided. What I understand is that both parties could not agree on how the team should be run and things might get even uglier,” he said.

When contacted, Ramocha could not shed any light on the current developments, saying: “Unfortunately I cannot comment on the allegations at this point in time.” Efforts to contact Center Chiefs spokesperson, Clifford Mogomotsi were futile at time of going to press. 

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