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Rollers raid GU

SHARE   |   Monday, 25 June 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
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BTC Premiership giants, Township Rollers, are raiding the market in the pre-season to augment their squad after releasing some of their players. This is in preparation for the new season that starts in August. 

Popa popa, as the 2018 BTC Premiership and Mascom Top 8 Champions are affectionately called, are wasting no time in making their intentions to dominate the next season known to all and sundry. Rollers' spokesperson, Phempheretlhe Bafana Pheto, confirmed the signings in an interview late Friday, saying they are building a formidable force ahead of next season.

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"We will soon start pre-season training and preparations, which will include our new signings," he said.

City rivals Gaborone United have emerged the biggest losers after Rollers acquired the signatures of three players from their stable following a challenging season for Moya-go-leele. The trio include midfield maestro Jackson Lesole, Tumisang Orebonye (forward) and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe (defender).

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GU barely crawled to the finish line with a limping squad in the 2017/18 season after a revolt in the team, which saw a group of players engage in mass resignations due to unpaid salaries that spanned several months.

An attempt by GU supporters to turn the tide proved futile when a meeting held in Palapye two weeks ago to conduct a post-mortem of the past season and pave the way forward failed to provide tangible solutions.

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Now confusion and fear reigns supreme in the once mighty Money Machine camp after the team recently suffered another debilitating blow when they lost free scoring Kabelo Seakanyeng and Thatayaone Kgamanyane to Chippa United of South Africa. The players were snatched by the South African Premier League side under controversial circumstances when they were made to sign contracts in the middle of the night while still in camp at the just ended COSAFA cup in Polokwane, South Africa.    



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