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Rollers, Capital Bank to cut ties

Kaizer Chiefs match caused strain

Township Rollers and one of its main sponsors, Capital Bank are reportedly headed for a major fallout as their contract nears an end, WeekendSport has established.

Information reaching this publication insists that the Bank is not willing to renew the contract terms and agreements after they felt Rollers failed to keep their end of the bargain. Those in the know reveal that there is a new mood of militancy sweeping in between the two parties and their marriage does not encourage a ‘happy ending.’

It is said that the bank felt betrayed in that it was not getting the promised mileage as per the initial agreement and therefore wants out. According to close sources, the bank felt the strain immediately after the champions’ league game between Rollers and Kaizer Chiefs. It is said that the Bank wanted to dominate the front space of Roller’s jerseys during the game between Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF competitions.

This publication has it in good authority that the bank did not brand itself in the Rollers kit while playing the first leg of the confederation cup in mid February. While this is reported to have negatively impacted on the relationship of the two, it is however observed that the same bank had its names on the front of the Rollers jerseys when the two teams played the second leg at the end of February.

When contacted for comment, Rollers Secretary General Khumo Masonya claimed ignorance about Rollers sponsor issues and referred this publication to the team’s chief financier, Jagdish Shah.

The two parties are believed to have signed a two –year deal in which the bank was popped a whopping 1 million pula. Although this deal is kept under wraps at Popa boardrooms, it is believed that the financial assistance extended to the club is playing a crucial part in the administrative aspects.

The team’s back-bone and man blamed for the team’s sponsorship issues Jagdish could not be reached for comment as his phone rung unanswered, at the time of going to press.  

His team is caught battling internal issues and his relationship with Somerset Gobuiwang is rocky. The unfortunate issues simmering at the club although denied threaten to throw further the club into a dark hole.

Currently the team’s performance on the pitch has taken a nose dive. They long relinquished the pole position and are about to start perched on the third spot this coming April. At the rate things are going at that club, they stand to lose out on the title they have been defending, leaving them with only the top 8 title as their realistic achievement.

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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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