Gunners: Things fall apart

SHARE   |   Saturday, 19 December 2015   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Gunners: Things fall apart

Just when Extension Gunners returned to winning ways boardroom squabbles are threatening to tear the team apart. Two separate committees have emerged to claim control of the team following a recent special meeting which saw a new committee elected following a motion of no confidence on the current one. This has brought fear to Gunners loyalists who feel this may worsen the situation that was about to improve at the club. An outcry from supporters had led to the resignation of chairperson Kitso Dlamini, when the results deteriorated.

On Saturday last week the disgruntled supporters finally passed a motion of no confidence on the whole executive committee after a number of failed attempts. This led to the elections of a new one. However, it has emerged that the out-going committee has dismissed the newly elected committee as unconstitutional. The meeting came following its postponement in December 06, 2015, but it emerged that members of the out-going committee have distanced themselves from the December 12 meeting, saying it was not properly sanctioned by the executive committee.

The spokesperson of the out-going committee Keorapetse Kgasa said according to the team’s constitution all meetings must be sanctioned by the executive. He said that particular meeting was not sanctioned hence the elected committee is not constitutional. Contacted for comment former Gunners vice secretary general, Nametso Loeto referred this publication to the secretary general Ian Kebopetswe. “I was not at that meeting therefore I cannot comment about it since I do not know what transpired,” said Loeto. Apparently all the other committee members were not at the meeting as they did not know anything about it except Kebopetswe.

Kebopetswe, who is accused of convening the meeting against the advice of the executive committee members, said the new committee met on Wednesday and decided to convene a press conference on what happened at the meeting. “I do not know how I will be able to help you because members of the new committee met on Wednesday and have decided that they will convene a press conference to clarify what happened,” he said. However, he asked for a questionnaire to respond to. But by the time of going to print he had not responded to it. 

Administrative crisis seems to be the order of day in local football. Gunners now join a number of big clubs rocked by crisis. Township Roller and Gaborone United’s crisis are so severe that it has reached courts of law.