Rollers factions leave Shah confused

In the dark: Shah
In the dark: Shah

Township Rollers’ investor, Jagdish Shah says he is confused over which committee he should hand over the club to.

This comes after a High Court ruling that the committee of the society rather than a commercial entity should run the club’s affairs. Rollers have been run by a commercial entity, Township Holdings that is owned by Shah.

Shah told Mmegi Sport yesterday that he fully understands the court ruling and he is willing to abide by it. “The court ruling is quite simple; Rollers should be run by the society, meaning that I have to hand the club over,” he said.

However, he is in the dark as to whom to hand the club to with two factions fighting for  control. Two groups: one led by Spencer Mmusi; the other by Walter Kgabung, each claim to be legitimately leading Township Rollers.

“As of now I do not know who I should hand the club to since there are two groups,” Shah said. “I think they should join hands, so I could just hand the club to one management. For now it’s difficult for me as I don’t know who I should hand over the club to.”

He however admitted that both camps have approached him and he still wants to be part of the club.

Shah added: “I had meetings with the two groups. I want to be part of the club, but the question is in what capacity, because my company has to hand back the club. I am just a nobody now. I cannot come on board as a sponsor because I will not be making any profits then. If they want a sponsor they should go to a bank or something because I cannot be a sponsor but I still want to be part of the club.”

Both camps are keen to have Shah on board. On Tuesday, Mmui said the CA Sales director was given the assurance that he would stay. Rollers secretary general, Khumo Masonya said Shah may come on board as a sponsor but nothing had been communicated to him yet.

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