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BISA Affiliates denounce financial report

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The newly elected Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) treasurer Tapiwa Kengaletswe is faced with a mammoth task of regaining the trust of BISA member schools. This comes after BISA affiliates disapproved the financial report presentation to them at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Palapye this past weekend. Affiliates argued that the report was not detailed and accused the former treasurer Michael Oreng of not being transparent about BISA’s financial status. The frustrated affiliates who thronged the AGM lashed out arguing they had no knowledge about the sponsorship deals coming into BISA.

“We are given figures we cannot even understand yet there are more pressing issues at hand, we have been waiting for the report since 2015 but this is just another vague information thrown our way,” an affiliate member said. One pressing issue was the alleged P 110 000 received from AT&T Monnakgotla Transport Company and the Coca Cola Company sponsorship. “Report e o kare madi a motshelo, nothing makes sense at all, we are all made to believe everything is fine while it is far from it,” they argued. Meanwhile Kengaletswe who has taken over the reins from Oreng said she is determined to end all BISA financial discrepancies. Kengaletswe came into the elections as a dark horse, however she had served in the committee before as BISA spokesperson.

The confident Kengaletswe said she will be preaching transparency and excellence throughout her BISA journey as treasurer.“I will produce every report and avail it to member schools, I will gain their trust by communicating and shedding light to prevent misunderstandings, I will restore everything to normality at BISA,” she said. The new treasurer defined herself as a lady of principal who will ensure that she abides by the set standards of governance. Kengaletswe mentioned that she will not be intimidated by the male figures dominating the executive and will put her foot down whenever necessary.

“I will account for every thebe that BISA will be given, I will build trust, produce statements and avoid corruption at all costs because corruption destroys everything.”Still at the AGM, Joshua Gaotlhobogwe was re- elected President, Joy Kenosi is the Vice President-Technical and Harold Mosomane is the secretary General while Oreeditse Marakakgoro is the Vice Secretary General. Letsweletse Jonas also managed to retain his Publicity Secretary title.

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Zapata takes charge

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TAKING CHARGE: Zapata assumes his position

Township Rollers Head Coach Rodolfo Zapata was this past Tuesday in charge of the team’s training session, a first since he was appointed Rollers coach in November 2018.

Sun Sports has been reliably informed by sources that were present at the morning session that the Argentine coach was at the grounds and it was all clear that he is now the man in control of the team.

Zapata was made to jump through hoops before he could finally take over the reins at Rollers. First he had to battle with his former club, Gaborone United to cancel his active working permit with the team. The matter dragged for more than a month.

When GU finally gave in, Zapata’s qualifications as a coach were questioned. This came as shocking given that Zapata is GU’s former coach. Nevertheless, a source within Botswana Football Association (BFA) circles has told this paper that Zapata was cleared by CAF last week. As things stand Zapata will be expected on the bench this coming Friday when they play Notwane. If not, then his first job will be the Mascom Top 8 Semi-final against GU next week.

The Rollers management could not be reached yesterday as their phones rang unanswered and repeated efforts revealed that the team spokesperson, Bafana Pheto is currently across borders.
Meanwhile, Zapata’s arrival comes at a crucial time following Rollers ‘s embarrassing defeat to the hands of rivals Jwaneng Galaxy this past weekend. Galaxy cut short the endless winning streak of the defending championships to serve them their second loss since the beginning of the league with a score line of 3-1.

Of late , unconfirmed reports suggest that players had grown impatient with the caretaker coach, Thabo Motang. They differed and questioned his decisions on the pitch. Motang is now reported to have gone back to the department he knows best, goalkeeper coach.

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Moluba wants a replica of previous success

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PLAY MAKER: Moalosi is a prolific goal scorer

Township Rollers influential midfielder, Edwin Moalosi confirmed his ambitions to help his team to repeat their run in the previous season to win both Botswana Telecommunication (BTC) Premiership league and the Mascom Top 8. Moluba as he is affectionately known said this after their 3-1 loss to Jwaneng Galaxy at the National Stadium this past Saturday.

Rollers 2018/19 BTC league campaign have been impressive thus far as they are still at the summit of the log despite their loss over the weekend. The Galaxy loss was their second, having lost to the other mining team, Orapa United. However, they have already reached the semi-finals of the Mascom Top 8.

Moalosi told Sun Sport that this season is not going to be a walk in the path, “It is not easy being the defending Champions as you become the team to beat, every team will try hard not to give you space to play or attack hence all the games we play become a mammoth task,” said Moalosi.

Moalosi further stated that being eliminated from the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions league early was a blessing in disguise, “We are now out of the CAF Champions league and we can now focus on doing well in the domestic league and cup tournament (Mascom Top 8).

In addition, we need to double our efforts as players so that we reach our ultimate goals,” he said.
Quizzed about his individual goals as a player despite picking so many injuries this season, he said, “Injuries are part of the game, it only depends on every player as to how you respond to it, I am always positive regardless of the circumstances I come across. I want to increase my goal tally and hopefully improve my assists as well,” explained.

However, Jwaneng Galaxy Captain, Olebogeng Malebye who scored a marvellous curler on the day said they are going to give Rollers a run for their money this season, “We are going to fight to death to try and leapfrog Rollers and eventually win the league as it has been our aim for a long time. And finally, we managed to beat them after a very long time trying with no success,” said Malebye.

Jwaneng Galaxy’s season is slowly improving as they are now second on the log, and Orapa United seems to be struggling a bit but the league is still open. Another round of BTC Premiership league matches is expected to continue this coming weekend with a couple of interesting fixtures to look out to including Township Rollers and Notwane FC on Friday at Molepolole and Security Systems and Mochudi Centre Chiefs on Saturday at the same venue, just to mention a few.

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