Moments that defined the season

Setting the cat among pigeons: Ratanang PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Setting the cat among pigeons: Ratanang PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

For the first time since 2019, a full football league was played and completed. A three-year hiatus was worth the wait as the action on the field brought the necessary thrills. However, there were moments off the field that left a lot to be desired. Mmegi Sport Correspondent KABELO BORANABI looks back at the 2021–2022 Botswana Premier League season

Ratanang-gate takes the spotlight

Pundits and fans alike would agree the football on the field was better than in recent years. However, boardroom squabbles took the shine away from the pitch. Just as the final 10 games stretch got underway, questions were raised over Township Rollers’ defender, Onkarabile Ratanang’s registration. After an investigation, the Player’s Status Committee found Rollers guilty of improperly registering Ratanang and the club faces sanctions. The Disciplinary Committee was expected to deliver the verdict on the matter on Wednesday evening after two postponements. The matter brought chaos to the local game as Ratanang-like cases are mushrooming.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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