Rollers, GU rivalry spills into boardroom

FIERCE RIVALS: Gaborone United (GU) and Township Rollers are headed for a boardroom battle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
FIERCE RIVALS: Gaborone United (GU) and Township Rollers are headed for a boardroom battle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

City rivals, Township Rollers and Gaborone United (GU) are set to battle it out this time around not on the field of play but through the boardroom over a player.

The latter have reportedly lodged a formal complaint to the Botswana Football Association (BFA) accusing Rollers of inviting ‘their’ player to train with them. The player, Omphile Phale, according to the national champions trained with Rollers for two days last week.

“It has come to the attention of our club that contrary to Article 22.2.1 of the Botswana Football Association Play Rules and Regulations, Township Rollers caused and allowed our player, Omphile Phale to train with them for period 21st of July to the 23rd of July at Royal Aria Stadium in Tlokweng,” GU said in the letter addressed to the BFA chief executive officer (CEO), Mfolo Mfolo.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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