Will BMC retain their best players?
Lobatse side BMC couldface a stern test to retaintheir best players in the incomingweek. The club’s privatizationwas fi nalized last week butthe move is still overshadowedby the possible exit of three keyplayers.Kenanao ‘Flo’ Kgetlholetsileand Motsholetsi Sikele were controversiallytransferred to TownshipRollers last month. Thetransfers of the pair were haltedas the club’s previous chairman,Sonny Phiri, allegedly sanctionedthem without the knowledge ofthe executive committee.
The transfers amounted toP100, 000 and were declined asthe club sought to fi nalize theirsale to a new owner fi rst. Thispublication is reliably informedthat the pair was given the impressionthat the club was heading forturmoil and they had to leave theit to preserve their careers.Information reaching GazetteSport suggests that the pair receivedP50, 000 as a collectivesigning on fee. Each player receivedP25, 000 in the controversialdeal, BMC will have to repayRollers in order to avoid a disputewith their league rivals. The playerswill meet the new owners andthe technical team in an attemptto prevent them from moving toRollers.
Meanwhile, Zebras defender,Musa Ohilwe is also on the vergeof moving abroad. The formerGaborone United player is wantedby clubs in Malaysia and Slovakia.He participated in a trialby UEFA licensed coaches fromEurope and its purpose was to unearthtalent in Botswana, accordingto reports.A coach from a Slovakian clubwas present at the training campand they were impressed with hisperformances. Ohilwe has beenworking closely with Nthoiwa tofi nalize his move to Europe. Thetransfer is expected to be completednext week and BMC hasvowed to give him full support inhis imminent move.The training camp was organizedin order to examine up to 40players from countries amongstothers Botswana, Cameroon andIvory Coast. The week long trialshelped the Slovakian club to get acloser look at Ohilwe.