Rollers raise dust at Youth Centre

Premier League giants Township Rollers might end up without a training venue if they fail to reach agreement with the Botswana National Youth Centre (BNYC), the owners of the ground they have been using for many years.

The field, commonly known by the name 'Mma Masire', is located at Gaborone West. The management of the centre wants Rollers to vacate the ground because "the activities which are meant for youth recreational purposes have been compromised by Rollers. We don't know who granted them the right to use the ground without paying anything," National Youth Centre programme officer Gaontebale Mokgosi said.

Mokgosi said that the centre was created by former First Lady Olebile Masire to provide recreational facilities to the Gaborone West youth, "not for individual teams". It is said that before Rollers used the venue there was an Under-17 football team whose coach left in frustration by Rollers' presence at the ground. The team was 'tapping' talent from the youth side, which was created by the Centre from young people around Gaborone West area.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

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