The feud between Mochudi Center Chiefs and its former general manager, Leviet Ntwaagae, that made headlines at the beginning of the year, has finally been put to bed. WeekendSport has learnt that Chiefs/Ribbons investment Pty Ltd has agreed that they will pay their former general manager his P30 000 dues and also compensate him for legal fees he incurred when he took the matter to Courts of law.
As the matter unfolded at the courts of law, the judgment directed Chiefs to pay Ntwaagae his monies after the two parties agreed to terminate their contract prematurely. The agreement was that Ntwaagae help Chiefs set up their office as the team launched its privatisation drive, which would see the society become a company, for a period of four months, with P15, 000 as monthly remunerations for services rendered. However, the relationship between club and General Manager ended after only two months.
In a mutual decision to part ways, it was arranged that the team would pay Ntwaagae his salary for the last two months which was P30,000. However, Chiefs played hard ball with Ntwaagae, compelling him to approach the courts of law for intervention.
Magosi continued to defy an issued court order to pay Ntwaagae prompting his lawyers to decide to attach some of the team’s assets a mini-bus and Toyota Run-X vehicle, in a bid to claim their dues, something which Magosi could not endure.
This publication has gathered that Ntwaagae and Chiefs officials, Sayed Jamali and Mclean Letshwiti, met last week Friday where they wrote an agreement letter that they will pay him. On that Friday, Ntwaagae his lawyers and Sheriffs were in a mean mood as they were contemplating to claim the gate takings of their game against Extension Gunners.
In that meeting, Ntwaagae was given an amount of P15 000 and it was agreed that they will pay the remaining half by the end of this month of January, together with legal costs.
“Yes they have given me P15,000 cheque and they will give me the outstanding balance next week together with the legal fees’’, Ntwaagae confirmed. Ribbons Investments chose to negotiate the case through the king pin in this match, Letshwiti, instead of Alfred Busang who represented the team more recently at the Magistrates court where they lost.
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
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.