FIFPro, which represents professional footballers, has announced that Black Forest has been banned by FIFA Disciplinary Committee from signing any new players for violation of contractual agreements.
The ban will be effective from January 2020. “We have been banned from signing players for the transfer window of January 2020,” Black Forest Team Manager, Mompati Ditiro said. It’s no secret that at the start of the Debswana First Division Magoleng will be with their usual young talented players. For the past few seasons what has been at the heart of Magoleng was a strong emphasis on producing and nurturing young talent.
“We are signing players and we continue to bring many special talent to the team. Currently, we are in talks with several teams and we have 70 percent chances of returning to top flight football in the next season. We are carefully signing players and we are putting into consideration the transfer ban in January.”
Producing a crème of players was the second nature of the side which fed the local giants with the finest players. Now they have lost their best quality for nothing and are at the brink of collapse as they continue to lose more players in the transfer market.
The recent players to dump the side are Maikano Maikano and Donald Botshoma. Botshoma has since found a home at Gaborone United. “We have lost our best players because teams deceive them, it’s not that they pay us a lump sum or anything, they trick these players and we are left without any choice but to sell them. We will produce even better players than we have produced.”
Recent sources have told this publication that the team is nearing collapse and their First Division status might be up for sale. Quizzed about their eminent collapse and if they will be selling their status, he said, “We are not going to collapse and we are not selling our status, those are just rumors which are far from being true.”
Amongst the big names that have donned the Forest regalia are Thatayaone Kgamanyane, Gofaone Mabaya, Lynoth Chikuhwa, Maikano Maikano Tonderai Nyakuba, Donald Botshoma, Michael James and many other talented players.