Reconcile – Chiefs’ factions told

SHARE   |   Monday, 20 February 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Chiefs spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi Chiefs spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi

Following High Court Judge Tebogo Tau’s advice to Mochudi Centre Chiefs factions for them to resolve their matter out of court, the two parties are said to be eager to smoke a peace pipe. The two factions were to meet this week to charter reconciliation path. Chiefs’ spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi said at the end of the day the greatest beneficiary of the meeting must be the team. Mogomotsi, who did not want to dwell much into the matter, confirmed that the two factions have to meet iron the issue for the benefit of the team. The two factions ended in court after being loggerheads with each other for the running of the club. The faction that consists of Ramocha Tsieng, Daniel Mampane, Maribe Moje and Kitso Mosweng is arguing that it is the rightful committee to run the club on behalf of Mochudi Centre Chiefs Sporting Club. Factions have always been associated with dividing the management which ultimately affect the players on the field of play. It is believed that should Centre Chiefs address this issue the team will then get back to its glory days after starting the BTC Premiership 2016/2017 season dismally.

However, following the January transfer window singing of new players, the team looks set to rectify their shortcomings. The Kgatleng giants have since started the second round of the league in top gear dismantling the struggling Nico United 0-5 last week. One soccer analyst Mmoni Segopolo said since the December break the team has shown great improvement, singling out the team’s news signings for the turnaround. “Since players like Jerome Ramatlhakawana and Tendai Nyamadzawo started playing for Centre Chiefs they scored a number of goals that have brought a difference at the club. This shows that their arrival at the team could have brought about redemption,” said Segopolo. He believes that if the team could win a two or three of their coming matches it will move right at the centre of the Top 8. This is the team management’s target. Mogomotsi is confident that the team has finally found its ground. “Our short comings have always been not scoring goals. We lost players like Lemponye Tshireletso and Tendai Nyumasi and we never replaced them hence the problem we had,” said Mogomotsi. He said as management they took a strategic decision to bring in the right players for the right positions. “The short term goal was to move away from the relegation zone and we have with no doubt moved out.

This is a sign that things are improving,” he said. He went on to explain that people should not have been blaming the coach since he had no right players. Mogomotsi believes that the squad they have will develop into a formidable team that will cause upsets in the future. Soccer analyst Jimmy George said since Chiefs are going through a rebuilding stage, the performance they have put up so far is not bad. “They could not have just brought in any other player because of the position they were in,” said George. He said whether or not the move will be successful will be clearly seen in two or three years since the players need to jell together well before the can become formidable. Concerning the factions George believes that they did not have any impact on the team’s performance. He, however, believes without factions the team will run effectively. According to him, what might have affected performance of the team is the leaving of the sponsor, which left the team in acute shortage of funds making it to be difficult to get quality players.     



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