High Court to hear Vikings' appeal today

BSA president Thabo Thamane
BSA president Thabo Thamane

The High Court in Lobatse will hear Vikings Softball Club appeal to today, Friday, where the club is challenging its exclusion from the 2019 Phikwe Softball Extravaganza. The matter was supposed to have been heard on Wednesday, but was postponed to today.

The respondent in the matter is Botswana Softball Association (BSA), which disallowed Vikings from registering for the annual tournament, citing failure to act within the stipulated time.  The tournament would be held over the President’s Day holiday. BSA attorney, Itseng Mothibamele of Bogopa, Manewe Attorneys confirmed to Mmegi Sport that the matter would be heard on Friday, with the judgement expected on the same day. “The judgement would be passed the same day. I advised the judge that the matter has an impact on sport calendar because the knock out stages should be held soon. It seems he listened to me, that is why the matter is being held sooner,” Mothibamele said.  Vikings is represented by Shara Moncho of Moncho wa Moncho Attorneys.

Mothibamele added the case documents were delivered in Lobatse from Gaborone late and the Judge did not have sufficient time to peruse them.  The rift started when the BSA Southern Zone committee blocked Vikings from registering for the extravaganza eliminations. The club approached the executive committee to reverse the decision.

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