The Botswana Premier League (BPL) management committee was scheduled to meet yesterday, to discuss among other matters, the bottle throwing incidents that marred the titanic clash between BTC Premiership rivals, Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs.
Some supporters associated with Rollers are accused of throwing missiles at their team’s technical team following a 3-2 loss to their rivals at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Yesterday, acting BPL chief executive officer (CEO), Thabo Ntshinogang said they were to meet to discuss among other things the incident.
“We are meeting later today (Tuesday) to look at all these so that if there is any action or advise, the committee can do that. We will make an official statement after the meeting,” he said. Rollers’ management on the other hand has condemned the behaviour associated with their supporters at their Premiership match against Mochudi Centre Chiefs on Saturday. Rollers’ supporters allegedly threw items at their technical team following the 3-2 loss to rivals.
The supporters were reportedly irked by the technical team’s technical decisions on the day, which saw Chiefs expose them at the back. Rollers played with four natural wingers on the day and left strikers, Kekaetswe Moloi and Terrence Mandaza on the bench. They also played with three defenders on the day and one holding midfielder, Lawrence Majawa. Chiefs on the other hand played two sitting midfielders, Lesego Molemogi and Lesego Galenamotlhale while Dirang Moloi played more of an offensive role. Yesterday, club spokesperson, Bafana Pheto said it was unsporting and immoral
He said no professional and business magnate would want to associate with intolerable and unsporting behaviour that was shown by the supporters on Saturday. “We know losing to MCC is a pinch to our skins and cannot be celebrated by any loyal supporter, but we must put it to ourselves that we are competing and not oversized to be only a team of positivity,” he added.