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Orapa United lose Moloi Protest

Botswana Premier League has dismissed a protest lodged by Orapa United after against Mochudi Center Chiefs over the use of Pontsho Moloi in their top of the table clash as they believed that he was a defaulter.

United had launched a protest as they believed that Moloi played against them while he had accumulated a total of five yellow cards hence the cautions did not qualify him for the April 12 encounter.

However, the Premier League statement has indicated that the league Disciplinary body has instead found the league champions guilty of fielding Moloi in their encounter against Police XI in week 15, in the first stanza of the 2014/15 league season. The DC found out that Moloi was already on three yellow cards and was a defaulter for their encounter against Police XI.

In dismissing Orapa’s protest, the DC statement states that after the week 15 encounter, Moloi’s cautions were cancelled and hence the next two yellow cards he received later, did not qualify him for a defaulter against United.

“We therefore hold that Orapa United has failed to discharge the burden of proving that Mr Moloi accumulated three yellow cards immediately prior to the game between the parties as required by the regulation 3.3 of the BFA play rules and regulations,” read the statement.

However according to the statement Magosi were fined P3000.00 for having not followed the rules and regulations and fielding Moloi in their week 15 battle against Police XI. In addition, the DC also challenged the Premier League to start considering early warnings to clubs when their players are eligible for suspension as it is the case with FIFA and CAF when National teams compete.

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6th February 2023

After falling to close the gap on Arsenal by losing to a record breaking goal by Kane at the Tottenham stadium.Manchester City now find themselves being charged by the Premier League with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation.

According to BBC , it has referred the club to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018 , and also that Man-city has not been co-operating since the investigation which started in 2018 .

BBC further states that The commission can impose punishment including a fine , points deduction and expelling the club from the Premier league.

The alleged breaches include ,  breaching rules for requiring full details of manager remuneration,from 2009-2010, to 2012-2013 seasons when Roberto Mancini was in charge . Also player remuneration between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016.

The Premier league stated that City breached rules related to UEFA regulations , including Financial Fair Play , from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 ,as well as Premier League rules on profitability and sustainability from 2014-2016 to 2017-2018

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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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