Moloi in no man’s island

SHARE   |   Monday, 15 February 2016   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Mara Moloi [R] in action for Mochudi Centre Chiefs Mara Moloi [R] in action for Mochudi Centre Chiefs

Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker Keabetswe Moloi will continue watching football from the stands pending the resolution of his transfer case. Moloi had lodged a case with Botswana Football Association (BFA) Status Committee after his move to Extension Gunners failed to materialise with Centre Chiefs saying he is their player.  Chiefs and Gunners are at loggerheads over who owns the player after the just ended transfer window in January. Gunners had shown interest of snatching Moloi away from Magosi during the transfer window but the move fell off following a last minute attempt.

Officials at Chiefs indicated that the move came very late and they could not have done anything at last minute. Despite this Gunners went on to claim they have registered the player. An official transfer list from Botswana Premier League did not include Moloi as Gunners’ player since no transfer was recorded. At the moment Moloi cannot play until the case is solved by the Player Status Committee. The case was set to be heard on Wednesday this week but it was postponed. It will now be heard on February 18, 2016.

It is reported that Moloi lodged the case with the status committee because he wants the move to Gunners to materialise. The player, who has been on the side lines at Chiefs for some time now, is looking to move to start having play time. Reports say Moloi had earlier in 2015 refused to renew his contract at Chiefs after they failed to reach a contractual agreement. He has not trained with Chiefs since coming back from the festive break. He, however, has been training with Lobatse outfit in the past weeks. It remains to be seen if Moloi will revert back to Chiefs or move on to Gunners where he wants to be.