BMC chaos could scupper partnership talks

No Image

Embattled BMC Football Club's recent suspensions could scupper partnership talks with Indian tycoon Esfandiar Ghodrati, with some members who were involved in the negotiations suspended.

BMC chairman, Sonny Phiri, warded off his deputy Tiro Kganela, coach Daniel Nare, marketing manager Nelson Radijeng and Donald Mopako over disciplinary issues. The quartet was fingered for charming players to write a letter giving him the sack. The players were irked by Phiri's remarks over their recent poor run of form after they lost 1-0 to recently crowned league champions, Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Phiri, by his own admission, threatened to deduct P500 from each player's salary because of the poor performances.

Senior players, including Musa Ohilwe, Leutwetse Tshireletso, Kenanao 'Flo' Kgetholetsile, Kemmy Pilato and Patrick Mathaba then met at the coach's house with the suspended officials to register their dislike of the chairman's post-match remarks. Following that meeting, the players wrote a letter giving the axe to Phiri.His reaction was the suspensions of the quartet, barely three days before the crucial talks with Ghodrati, who is reportedly keen to finance the club after Botswana Meat Commission pulls out next week. Phiri is well aware the suspensions might have a negative bearing on the talks as Nare and Radijeng were meant to be part of today's meeting. Ghodrati is said to have requested to meet Nare in Friday's meeting to hear out his plans for next season.

Editor's Comment
Let’s stand against the menace of ‘CAT’

Methcathinone’s addictive grip is tightening, and its consequences are devastating. Lives are being ruined, families torn apart, and futures dashed by its destructive power. The drug’s allure knows no bounds, with various methods of ingestion making it accessible to users of all preferences.Whether it’s snorted, smoked, injected, or taken orally, the outcome is the same: a path of ruin and despair. It is time for action. The government,...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up