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Boy’s unfulfilled Rollers promise

Publishing Date : 11 June, 2019


Premiership giants, Township Rollers are yet to tie down their edgy midfield dynamo, Segolame Boy to a full contract after highly placed sources revealed that the two parties have only ‘agreed a deal in principle.’

It will seem Rollers are under immense duress having announced that their left footed player has renewed his contract on a 2 year deal. Boy is obviously restless at a club he joined almost 6 years ago with Rollers’ primary antagonists Orapa United, frequently contacting him. It is said Boy wants a change of environment with some reasons pivoting directly on his private life. Currently, the tricky midfielder is on national duty with the Senior National Team at the ongoing COSAFA Castle Cup tournament in South Africa. 

The fact that the national team is drilled by Mogomotsi Mpote leaves Rollers management more curious as the gaffer is also a caretaker coach at Orapa United. Boy will be out of contract at the end of this month but where he will end up playing next season is still a subject of heated discussions. Township Rollers chief financer Jagdish Shah was quoted saying his club has long renewed Boy’s contract. “Segolame Boy’s contract has been renewed for 2 years. That happened way back and people do not understand this.”

Boy, has over the years, caught the interest of many South African clubs but Rollers has always felt uncomfortable to release him. However, those close to developments mention that Boy is yet to be moved by the stubborn position held by Rollers management; the 4 time BTC premiership winners will surely hate losing such a prized possession without finding a proper replacement. The Rollers’ management has a reputation of being tough negotiators but for Boy, the move to United is another golden opportunity to write new football chapters.

Again, the situation is turning ugly for Rollers more because they are now set to lose the player on a ‘free transfer route.’ However, it is believed that Rollers is merely maintaining that their prized asset is not for sale. In all essence, Boy ‘s worth to Rudolph Zapata’s team is obvious but  the player who once played for Miscellaneous S.C  might as well be feeling that there comes a point when it is unfair to hold somebody ransom because of loyalty.

Boy has enjoyed his years at Rollers, where he is feted by the supporters, but Orapa now makes him feel that the time is right to move on. It is impossible to dispute the value and service that he has given to the club, with the last two seasons being his very best.
The player was unavailable for comment as he is looking to win a COSAFA medal for the country.



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