Jwaneng Galaxy are seeking a partnership agreement with South African side TS Galaxy, the club has stated that they are looking to partner with the Nedbank Cup champions beyond transfer dealings. Both teams have now established a good rapport following the transfers of Ezekiel Morake and Thero Setsile.
According to Jwaneng Galaxy PRO Tankiso Morake, their chairman Njabulo Gilika was in South Africa last week to conclude the transfer of Morake to the South African First Division outfit. Morake revealed that they, as per their contractual agreement for both players, are entitled to a certain percentage if the players are sold in the near future. The Jwaneng club will also get ‘first refusal’ if the players are ever sold back to Botswana.
“We would like to confirm that Morake and Setsile are now TS Galaxy players, we have sold the players, they are not on loan as a few people have suggested. Our chairman was in South Africa to conclude Morake’s transfer, they started showing interest in him a few weeks ago and the deal was done swiftly. Setsile’s transfer was done in January but last minute issues meant that we had to hold on to him until the rest of the season,” Morake told Gazette Sport.
Morake stated that they appreciate that losing two key players could draw the ire of fans but he underlined that they also have to give the players a chance to play abroad. “We are a club that aims to win trophies, we will continue to challenge. We also have an obligation to consider our players’ best interests and give them a chance to fulfil their dreams. If they excel they will be raising the country’s flag high, it would be a proud moment,” he added.
The Galaxy PRO also acknowledged that there are those questioning why the players have been sold to a First Division club and not an ABSA Premiership side and provided the following explanation; “TS Galaxy is a club on the rise as we all saw when they won the Nedbank Cup, it is a well run club as well. Their owner Tim Sukazi is a well known agent who could help the players reach the PSL in the near future, he has great connections in South Africa and knows the league very well.”