While awaiting a possible fine from the Botswana Football Association, former Township Rollers coach Mark Harrison has been suspended by his new club Baroka FC. The Baroka FC Technical Director has been suspended by the Premier Soccer League club along with the head coach Jacob Sakala.
South African publication KickOff reported that Harrison, Sakala and the rest of the Baroka technical team were suspended after defying the club’s management by refusing to sign a letter that included an incentive to win all four of their forthcoming games against Bidvest Wits, Cape Town City, Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs.
The move, Harrison’s suspension, could spell danger for newly signed Botswana international Mpho Kgaswane who was signed from Gaborone United. Harrison recommended Kgaswane to the technical team having closely seen the player’s abilities during his two year spell in charge of Rollers.
Harrison convinced Sakala to sign Kgaswane in the January transfer window, however, the suspension of the two men who brought him to the PSL could be a worry for the former GU player as a completely new technical team could freeze him out in favour of well known players.
Kgaswane’s debut for the club had been delayed due to a glitch in the processing of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), he has still not been awarded a squad number by the club and could face a longer spell on the sidelines if former coach Kgoloko Thobejane (who is the new interim coach) sticks with the players he knows best.