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TAFIC Finally Write To BFA Over Chiefs' 'Non-Affiliation'

FRANCISTOWN: TAFIC chairperson, Thomas Maika has revealed the club has finally written to the Botswana Football Association (BFA) regarding a matter in which they want Mochudi Centre Chiefs to be booted out of the Premier League.

Maika was briefing anxious TAFIC supporters moments before the club’s annual general meeting (AGM) was postponed.

Last month TAFIC through attorney Mbiganyi Mhizha wrote a letter urging the Botswana Premier League (BPL) to expel Chiefs on the grounds that the latter did not affiliate to the BFA.

The Premier League then advised TAFIC to route the letter with the BFA since they (Premier League) were not best placed to deal with it.

“We have since submitted a letter detailing our complaint against Chiefs to the BFA as per advice from the Premier League. We are waiting for a response anytime from Monday (today).

 Our legal advisors feel that we have a very strong case against Chiefs,” Maika said. 

Some legal personalities are also of the opinion that the club has a strong case against Chiefs.

In recent days there has been confusion as to whether TAFIC has decided to let the matter go or if they have routed their complaint letter to the BFA. 

This prompted TAFIC supporters to demand an explanation on Sunday.

 In their initial letter sent to the Premier League TAFIC argued that Mochudi Centre Chiefs Sporting Club has failed to affiliate to the BFA in the just-ended season.  Chiefs, according to TAFIC,

paid affiliation through the Trust and not Sporting Club.

Still on Saturday TAFIC secretary Foster Machola told the supporters that despite media reports linking some of their players with other teams there is no indication of a player exodus at the club.

“We have only received formal communication from Police XI who want to talk to our goalkeeper, Lesego Bosekeng.

We have given them permission to talk to him. Apart from him and Onkemetse Powe, who has returned to Francistown City Greens following his loan spell, there is no indication that any of our players might leave soon,” he said.

In particular, Machola was reacting to reports that Bosekeng has signed with Gaborone United. Powe is said to have joined Orapa United from his parent club, City Greens.

Meanwhile, the club’s AGM has been postponed after members of the team did not turn up for the meeting.

Although the meeting was destined to start in the morning by lunchtime only close to 60 people had attended, meaning that they did not form a quorum. Some members of the executive also did not come to the meeting.

Despite its telling support base TAFIC has a tradition of not attracting many people at its AGM.




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