Ratanang case throws football into chaos

Eye of the storm: Ratanang case has opened a can of worms PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Eye of the storm: Ratanang case has opened a can of worms PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Memories of the infamous 'Natogate' has been rekindled in the latest local football scandal. In 2016, record league champions, Township Rollers have were docked 10 points for using Ofentse Nato whose registration was questionable.

The matter caused disarray in the local game as the boardroom squabbles led to Rollers and arch-rivals, Mochudi Centre Chiefs playing a league decider after Popa lost points for fielding an improperly registered Nato.

The league sponsors refused to release the prize money until Popa withdrew their case from the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland. To this day, it is yet to be known if Nato was properly registered or not. There is an air of similarity to the Nato case as with just five rounds of league games to be played, Rollers' Onkarabile Ratanang is in the middle of a debate of whether he is properly registered to play or not.

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