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Chiefs armed to fight back

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 07 February 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Chiefs armed to fight back

Mochudi Centre Chiefs are expected to launch a massive comeback in their fight to get to a respectable position on the log after signing 10 players during the recent transfer window. Chiefs’ officials are optimistic that the new signings team will restore the team back to its glory days. Their take-off in the current season has been the worst in years. Club’s spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi could not hide his happiness following the signing of new players. Mogomotsi said they are rebuilding the team and things look promising. “We were in a mess in the first round and now we are trying to re-build the team,” he said. Mogomotsi is confident that they will be strong in the second round and will fight to get out of the bottom half of the log. He warned that though the team will not be fighting for the championship, if others are not careful they will snatch it away. “If teams are not careful we will run away with the championship but our main aim is to move to the top half of the league,” he said.  


Mogomotsi said they have reinforced in all departments. One of the most valuable players in the books of Chiefs is the Namibian forward Absalom Linbondi. He is rated very high in Namibia having been voted last season’s player of the season and the player’s player of the season in his country. It is expected that Linbondi his combination with Jerome Ramatlhakwane will be a deadly one upfront. The player will, however, not feature in this weekend’s fixture as he is still awaiting his work permit. Others in the books of Chiefs are Tendai Nyamadzawo, Gaopatwe Seosenyeng, Katlego Koobake, Karabo Setoutwe, Kagiso Bodigelo, Odirile Kgaodi, Kenalemang Neo and Siamang Kgosipula. Another team that was busy in the market was Nico United which signed 12 players. They are doing all to ensure that they do not get relegated at the end of the season.


Extension Gunners also registered 10 players, five of whom have been promoted from the development side. The relegation threatened Mahalapye United Hotspurs also signed 10 players to beef up the squad. Nine players arrived at the troubled Gilport Lions in an effort by management to revive the team following ownership disputes it had. According to information from the Botswana Premier League office a total 87 transfers have been recorded in the elite league.