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Sensational Miscellaneous face tough test

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Serowe’s Miscellaneous SC have arguably been the surprise package of the 2017/18 season. The BTC Premiership outfit have been the third best team in the country for the better part of the season. Currently on the fourth spot, Tse Nala are battling with the more fancied Orapa United for third spot in the league. The Serowe outfit even boast of a shock win against championship points leader Township Rollers. Under veteran local coach Boyo ‘Oris’ Radipotsane, Miscellaneous were the first team to claim the sculp of Rollers when they beat the MmaMasire glamour boys 3-1.

However, this weekend Radipotsane’s charges face perhaps their toughest challenge including a difficult fixture against Gaborone United at the Serowe Sports Complex tonight (Wednesday). A home ground advantage is expected to come in handy for Radipotsane. Four days later, Tse Nala are expected to be in Jwaneng Mining town to face a rather stiff test against Jwaneng Galaxy. By any means the two fixtures will be difficult to predict. However, given their achievements in both the first and second round, Miscelleneous will both be coming into the two fixtures as underdogs.

Tse Nala are currently at 41 points in fourth position after 23 games. Their amazing season’s fairy tale include scoring 38 goals which is more that championship front runners Rollers and Galaxy. Radipotsane took over from Daniel Nare who moved on to Orapa United in the first round. He inherited a highly capable squad after Nare left and Miscelleneous who have been perennial relegation candidates are bound to finish the league in the lucrative Top 8 bracket. Against GU tonight Miscellaneous will be facing a mid-table team that is home to sensational op goal scorer and possible the most valuable player in the league Thatayaone Kgamanyane. The 22-year-old striker currently commands 17 goals.

Kgamanyane is well on his way to securing the lucrative green boot. However, close behind is Miscelleneous’ Orebotse Mongae with 14 goals. The challenge gets more exciting as the two Top goal scorer contenders come face to face. GU’s Rudolf Zapata will also rely on another prolific goal scorer Tumisang Orebonye who currently commands over 10 goals. Tse Nala will boast of other capable goal scorers which includes Resaobaka Thatanyane, Mponang Mponang and veteran striker Master Masitara. After the GU encounter a looming threat will await Miscelleneous as they face the highly consistent and more fancied Galaxy.

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Heelang, hands off journalists!

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In our last edition, we touched on athletes who need to be media savvy, however it appears the vaccine needs to be administered on sports leaders too.

There is a highly contagious disease spreading rapidly in the sports space with those in power having a wrong perception of owning the media or somehow entitled to publicity. Such people want to literally dictate what should be broadcast or published, fa ba bata go go nyantshetsa o utwa gotwe, write and send back so I crosscheck.

That equals disrespecting and undermining a journalist to the lowest level; it is more like wanting to teach a scribe how to do their work. If you are in a wrong profession at your respected workplace, please kindly send in your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to newsrooms, you might land that Editor- In Chief position. Then there are those who will make scribes feel like they signed a death warrant, why did you not cover my event? You are not reliable; you are only good at chasing certain individuals. Heelang! Stop crucifying journalists, they do not owe anyone anything and realistically speaking cannot cover everything to please all.

Oops and there are those who never want anything bad or controversial associated with their name. They start off as bosom buddies, discussing ‘non offensive’ issues and once in a while a compliment thrown their way. Once the dark days come knocking and gears are changed, suddenly the same journalist ke moloi wa meno a 4 mo ganong. Really now? So, all along the witch was not visible and now that the tables have turned and it hurts like never before, things have become clearer? Perhaps, you forget what the real job of a scribe is? You cannot befriend a journalist my friends, if you do, then something is seriously wrong! Expect the good together with the bitter taste of unwanted publicity.

There is also a time when the scribes are labelled bomma dijo le bo Rradijo. To an extent that you even emphasize that there will be food at your events, so the more the merrier! I agree, generally only a few can say NO to free food but it becomes a bit untidy when you put a food price tag to your events. Ga re gane, there are some colleagues with a huge appetite and they are not even shy about it but isn’t it that there are people like that all over.

Le re tshabisa go ja, please! Another trend, initially good but now disturbing is that of organisations spoiling some rotten journalists by travelling with them to certain places, all expenses fully paid for. This includes food, accommodation and transportation. Things then become cozy when a drink or two is thrown in, nice but at what expense? Is it out of good will or tantamount to bribery?

Some associations tend to confuse it all with rubbing off bad publicity. Kgantele e nna, ao laitaka, o lebala o robetse ko Cresta Hotel ke go reketse biri? A guilty conscience then kicks in and stories are shelved. It is only a few that manage to look beyond the fancy trips and royal treatment and uphold journalism principles. Better you spoil journalists but without undue expectations, accept both the bad and the good coming your way.

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Abidal punches ticket to TS Galaxy

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Township Rollers’s defensive Midfielder Gape ‘Abidal’ Mohutsiwa has confirmed that he will be plying his trade at South African based TS Galaxy next season.

This follows rife speculation that Mohutsiwa’s deal with Galaxy might have somehow fallen off. The strong suspicions came about last week when the national first division side communicated the team’s new signings. Local based players of Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thero Setsile and Ezekiel Morake were mentioned in the list and Mohutsiwa’s name was suspiciously omitted. As if that was not enough, the team went on to show off pictures of the trio signing contracts with the team management but still no mention of Mohutsiwa.

Speaking to Sun Sport this week, Mohutsiwa explained that he had seen the communication but made nothing from it. “I am still going because even my work permit is ready, all is well and there is no need to panic,” he said.

The 22-year-old pointed out that TS Galaxy had informed that they will communicate dates to join them in South Africa. He is expecting their call anytime after completing the season this coming weekend.

“I also saw those pictures with the management and its is not like they signed the contracts last week. I suspect that they were just appreciating the performance made by my fellow colleagues Morake and Setsile during the COSAFA championships staged in Durban South Africa,” said Mohutsiwa.

The young Abidal as he is well known is convinced that the TS Galaxy management was just ‘boasting’ about the kind of talent they are bringing to their team. “I did not perform to the best of my ability during COSAFA championships but I cannot say they were neglecting me, I am actually fine with it,” he said.

Mohutsiwa added that as young as he is, he believes that he has a lot to offer and the intention is not to return home in a year or so. He has been signed for three years and the expectation is that he completes his term and perhaps find other lucrative deals out there.

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