Botswana Premier League Disciplinary Committee (BPL DC) has found Township Rollers players Joel Mogorosi guilty of bringing the game of football to disrepute as well as using abusive language towards another player. The BPL DC found Mogorosi fined him P5000 and imposed a three-game suspension on him after presentation of fitness test report by a qualified medical doctor to BPL. He was further warned against future misconduct.According to a report from BPL office, the DC imposed the judgment in terms of article 13 of Botswana Premier League Play Rules and Regulations. Mogorosi was charged with contravention of articles 14.4 and 25.6 of Botswana Football Association Play Rules & Regulations.The judgement follows a hearing in which Mogorosi was dragged before the after utterances he made when he was withdrawn from Rollers match against Sharps Shooting Stars on 22nd October 2017 at UB.
He was charged with misbehaviour of bringing the game of football to disrepute contrary to article 25.6. The second charge related to using what was deemed as abusive language contrary to article 14.4 of BFA Play Rules and regulations. A statement from the DC read “the utterances and posts by the respondent, whatever the motivation, were quite disturbing and unfortunate. The respondent has every reason to feel hard done, but to utter such words is simply unacceptable. As a seasoned professional who has played football consistently for so many years even at international level he ought to have known better… The use of derogatory words and/or insulting language is something which cannot be tolerated in football.” Mogorosi was alleged to have used very strong and unpalatable words against the match official and even posted such on social media. He had pleaded guilty to the charges which were laid against him. Mogorosi has been given 10 days from the date of the judgment within which he may lodge an appeal against the decision of the DC if he feels dissatisfied.