Bad, Bad Friday night for Football

Over the past few days, the talk of the town has been the incidents of the Friday night that pitted arch rivals Township Rollers and Centre Chiefs. The unsavoury incidents within the game and after the game have dominated the headlines.

The Botswana Premier League has acted, suspending some Centre Chiefs players and an official. Have they been a bit trigger happy? We wait to see if their charges will stick. Afterall, we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. As things stand, Pontsho Moloi, Michael Mogaladi and Sebele Morakanyane are innocent until someone proves otherwise.

Back to the incidents of Friday night; No matter how strongly one feels that they have been robbed, some behaviour is just unacceptable. Even if Mochudi Centre Chiefs feel they were robbed, as they claim, does it justify all that they did during and after the game? How many teams have been victims of questionable decisions before and lost games, sometimes against the same Centre Chiefs, and have they ever behaved like that? I had a chat with one Centre Chiefs player after the game and he said, ‘it is not easy to control emotions sometimes’. Well; I’ve seen other teams do it.

Editor's Comment
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