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Transfers to spice up the league,Malepa Bolelang

 
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With the transfer window done and dusted, it was relegation-threatened BR Highlander and troubled giants Township Rollers who seem to have bought more players in an effort to reverse their dwindling fortunes in the Botswana Premier League (BPL).

Highlanders have bought in total 12 players to help lift them from the 16th place and bottom position with only 15 games to go. The most noteworthy players that will be joining Teenage Mpote’s outfit are Gabriel Bokhutlo from Gaborone United and Thebe Maiketso from BMC.

Fellow relegation candidates Mogoditshane Fighters seem to have bolstered their squad with two players from Township Rollers in the form of midfielder Abednico Powell and Justice Dongwana. Fighters, an army backed team, have also enlisted the service of veteran striker Bernard Simakwezi who had a short stint at BMC.

Goal poaching maestro Malepa Bolelang has left Ecco City Greens for Motlakase Power Dynamos in a move that surprised local football observers. However, it is the big three teams that seem to have spent more in signing most headline making players. Title chasing Gaborone United, made only three but significant signings including one of the league’s biggest names Moemedi 'Jomo’ Moatlhaping.

The former Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker and last season’s top goal scorer will be crucial in the championship chase against Chiefs. The other important signing is talented goalkeeper Kagiso Tshelametsi from Motlakase Power Dynamos.

Mochudi Centre Chiefs were one of the busiest teams in the transfer window. Despite maintaining that they would not be making any significant changes, the log leaders have signed striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane, Raphael Nthwane, Tendai Ndoro, Amos Godirwang and David Makakaba, to mention a few.

Struggling Gaborone giants Township Rollers have made 13 signings including up and coming attacking midfielder Lovemore Murirwa and Botlhe Moralo to mention just a few.