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Trucha drags Orapa to FIFA courts

Orapa United will soon find themselves answering difficult questions after their former coach, Tomas Trucha reported his case at the Federation International Football Association (FIFA)’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. Trucha reports that he was unfairly dismissed and prays that the team pay fully his remainder of the contract.

The Czech Republican who is now with Township Rollers, signed a two year contract and was reported to be earning around P 35 000 per month. Trucha’s tenure was cut short following a string of poor results. He was recruited not only to replace award winning Madinda Ndlovu but also to surpass his achievements. However, it proved to be a tall order for the Czech Republican who was expelled with 22 months left on his contract.

However when approached for comment, Orapa United’s media liaison Kabo Williams, says the club has heard through the grape vine that Trucha has taken them to courts. He says it is still corridor talks to them but they are ready to establish the facts if need be. “We are yet to be told or served with papers that support Trucha’s case, it is still corridor talk this side, but once it gets serious we will respond accordingly,” he said.

Trucha is seen as one of the most qualified coaches in the premier league. He possesses a UEFA coaching pro license, this is why Rollers were quick to employ him. But so far has his stock fallen that some inside Township Rollers considers it an act of kindness to cut his brief reign while he is still fighting to stamp authority. They are seeing him suffering, and do not wish to see his reputation further damaged by the kind of feeble performance he oversaw at a premier league game against rookies, Molepolole City Stars  two weeks gone by.

There is a growing sense that he now needs saving from cruelty and ridicule, that is why some meetings were held to cut his stay. Before the club's pursuit of another coach emerged, the plan was for the Czech Republican    to end the season and then have a review on his applications. This campaign was said to be led by the club Chairperson and some influential members of the committee.

The committee is said to be intent that if it is decided at this point to let Trucha go, there should be a candidate in place who has agreed terms and would be ready to take over immediately to prepare and propel Rollers back to challenging top honors. This is the strategy under which a new coach is approached. They also want to fully satisfy the contract signed with Trucha so that he does not feel aggrieved.

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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

2nd February 2023

Charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested in January 2022 after the allegations emerged.

The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year amid allegations surrounding images and videos that emerged online.

He was later charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after a key witness withdrew their involvement.

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Raphael Varane announces retirement from international football after 10 years of service.

2nd February 2023

The Manchester United defender will now focus on his club career having made 93 caps for France, appearing at three world cups and on European championship. The Les Bleus won the World cup in 2018 and Raphael Varane started all but one of France’s matches in Qatar as they finished as runners up to Argentina

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Finally, sponsors jerk BFA

30th January 2023

With many being of the view that the state of football in Botswana has deteriorated significantly as it is no longer appealing to the business community, this was a good week for the football community. The Botswana Football Association (BFA) leadership under the stewardship of MacLean Letshwiti secured sponsorship for a combined value of P19. 3 million for the FA Cup competition and the First Division league – both South and North.

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