The troubles engulfing Mochudi Centre Chiefs have taken a turn for the worse as the team now faces real prospect of relegating.
The once formidable ‘Magosi’, as Chiefs are popularly known, have been struggling since the beginning of the campaign marred by internal squabbles resulting in impasse between the management and players over unpaid monthly salaries.
Chiefs have only managed to collect eight points in 14 matches from one win, 5 draws and succumbed to 8 games defeats.
Magosi suffered to 2-1 defeat against Sankoyo Bush Bucks during mid-week encounter.
Chiefs face severe financial crisis which saw the players boycotting one of the games against Miscellaneous. Chiefs are supposed to have paid a fine of P10, 000 and have three points deducted by next week Thursday.
High relegation possibilities
Commentators see Chiefs relegating should management fail to resolve and fix the brewing problems.
Soccer analyst Fabian Zulu said Chiefs chances of relegation are highly gaining momentum.
Zulu urged management to do its best to pay the players as this will motivate them, and ensure that compete to their level.
“The position that Chiefs are currently seating on is not satisfactory at all. The major thing to be done is to improve on the financial situation which is a key setback for the team’s efforts because players are not fully motivated so relegation crisis are deepening for the team,” Zulu said.
Fans frustration grows
Magosi supporters have not endured rest since the beginning of the season.
One Chiefs supporter Thuto Rapoo expressed total fear over the situation that the team finds itself in. He said the team is in a dangerous zone and therefore pleaded with the management to up its game on ensuring that the welfare of the players is given priority.
Another supporter Kgakgamatso Modisaemang said the team will relegate despite the management’s continuous denial of the continuing threat. “We are very frustrated as supporters of the once mighty Chiefs. We are in crisis and our souls are not at rest at all,” reckoned emotionally touched Chiefs supporter.
Management admits crisis
Chiefs’ spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi has confirmed that the team is faced with serious problems but assured that the management is running around the clock to turn things around.
Mogomotsi said the team is in deep financial crisis due to lack of sponsors. He, however, said some contacted potential sponsors are responding positively in the negotiations.
“All is not well for our team at all at the moment but we are confident we will not relegate. As such I urge our fans to remain patient. Chiefs are not relegating; all will be normalised,” Mogomotsi said.