Botswana: Magosi At Crossroads

Gaborone — Mochudi Centre Chiefs Sporting Club sitting committee has set January 23 for its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The decision comes after receiving a letter from six founders of Mochudi Centre Chiefs Proprietary Limited (PTY) Ltd demanding the handing over of the club.

In an interview, club's spokesperson, Pollen Makgane noted that as the club's sitting committee they were not responsible to hand over the club to MCC (PTY) Ltd adding that the club supporters were the ones who were to do that.

Makgane said they were given a one-year mandate by supporters to revive the club back to its glory days and carry on club licensing project.

He said one of the key issues in their mandate was to improve the club financial status, which they managed.

The spokesperson said they had been able to secure few financial sponsors for the team, but regretted that the current feud between the club's sitting committee and MCC (PTY) Ltd was likely to scare away sponsors and financiers.

Makgane said as a sitting committee, they had met the club's 12 branches over the weekend and scheduled a meeting for January 23.

He said they wanted the meeting to be held virtually and operate from at least four halls across Mochudi so that they could cater for all their supporters.

The club's mouthpiece said the aim of the meeting was mainly to hand the team back to supporters, so that they could make their own decisions about their club.

Makgane pointed out that the AGM would bring solution to the club and dissolve the division between the club and its management to ensure that the club's progressed.

The public relations officer noted that as the sitting committee, they believed that they had done all they could to transform the club and had hoped that they would be able to help the club return back to the elite league; a feat, he added would likely to be hindered by MCC (PTY) Ltd's demands.

Meanwhile, MCC (PTY) Ltd has written a letter requesting for the handing over of the affairs of the club to the compnay by January 8.

The letter dated January 6 and signed by director Molefi Kowa, further requests the society not to enter in to any contract or agreement as the date of the letter, which is binding to or may prejudice the society and the company.

The letter also requests the sitting committee to prepare handover notes with supporting documentation where possible within seven days of receipt of the letter and the notes should cover all departments of the society, which include all existing contracts or agreement with internal and external parties

The letter also states that notes should include rental lease agreement and outstanding, annual financial statements covering the 2019/20 football season and management accounts up to December 31, 2020.

Source : BOPA

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