Magosi’s raging battle continues

Taolo Tlouetsile
Monday, 21 August 2017
DIVISION…Internal battle continues at Centre Chiefs DIVISION…Internal battle continues at Centre Chiefs

The raging internal battle atcoutfit Mochudi Center Chiefs seems to be far from over. For a moment there was light at the end of the tunnel when a transitional committee recently reconciled the two warring groups within the team. However, a recent Annual General Assembly held in   Mochudi   revealed the emergence of yet another group battling for the soul of Magosi.

A protracted court case for   control of the team saw a High Court judge ordering the two groups to form a transitional committee to review club constitution, conduct a financial audit and organise an elective AGM. The club had three parallel structures before the court order though the applications and order concentrated on the society and the trust. The society took the trust to court over who should manage the affairs of the club, as the club was then managed by the trust.  Speaking during the watershed AGM   this past weekend, former club public relations officer Clifford Mogomotsi said the Magosi trust complied with the court order in good faith and ingenuity.

“We were doing this in good faith; we knew the other group were likely to act otherwise. The trust is not impeding on the transitional committee,” said Mogomotsi at the club AGM.  The former Magosi mouthpiece said they were aware that the club would not pass the club licensing exercise at the first go. The assembly agreed that the club property be consolidated under one structure. Club secretary Reuben Lekorwe advised the assembly that there is need to harmonise all the three club entities before amending the current constitution, which has been in existence from 1972. The trust seized the operations of the club in 2007, with Molome and Mogomotsi at the forefront.

Ribbon investment was formed to run the affairs of the club on behalf of the trust from 2010 to 2016.  However club-licensing documents unearthed by BG sport recently revealed that Magosi were struggling to satisfy the licensing authority along with other BTC premiership teams. The document further revealed that Magosi are yet to furnish the licensing authority with supporting documents concerning medical services offered by their main sponsors Boitekanelo College.  

The transitional committee was made of 9 members as per the judgement, 3 from the society, 3 from the respondents (trust), and the other 3 comprised elders identified by both applicants and respondents. BG is reliably informed that the two groups never disbanded after the formation of the transitional committee. The transitional committee chairman Christopher Molomo was elected   club president; Ernest Molome had been brought in as club chairman with Raymond Tsheko as his deputy. Reuben Lekorwe retains his position as the Secretary General, former public relation officer of the club Clifford Mogomotsi was elected team manager, Ridwell Moremi replaced Reginald Madisa as treasurer, while Rapula Moetlo, Pollen Makgane and Madisa were elected as additional members. 

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