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GU move spells doom for Sembowa

Tebogo Sembowa still serving suspension

Gaborone United (GU) has provided further evidence that Tebogo Sembowa’s future lies somewhere else by handing their new talisman and Namibian import Benson Shilongo a good deal after showing an impressive start this season.

The move effectively dismisses Sembowa’s chances of continuing to excel at the Reds after encountering a heavy fallout with the team management at the beginning of the season.

Sembowa was suspended pending investigations into alleged ill discipline but was expected to return when both Jackie Mothathego and Mandla Mgadla were reinstated.

United long-standing striker has admitted it was "embarrassing" to be sidelined from the squad but has vowed to stay and fight for his place.

But Sembowa, who has been a marvel to watch, would be one of the many strikers in GU's squad that has come and gone – a collection that includes Makundika Sakala, Dillion Shivandere, Sageby Sandaka, Jomo Moatlhaping and Shilongo – and with the possibility of another forward joining this summer, the developments are ominous for Sembowa's future.

The former Ecco City Greens star scored a couple of goals in all competitions this season and has been a reliable source ever since. The striker finished as the Premier League's third leading goal-scorer, yet he was unable to convince GU of his worth on the biggest stage.

"It was embarrassing for me that my suspension was not lifted and I was not included in the group," Sembowa was quoted as saying.

Sembowa’s contract expires in 2015 and United have yet to decide whether to extend the deal by 12 months.

The striker said: "I will remain at United. I will fight for my place and I will fight for title. If I were a man who gave up easily, I would never be here in the first place. Starting next year, everything begins all over again – my personal fight to be in the first team, and for United to win more titles."

Recruiting and handing Shilongo a two-year contract may have caused s stir, but the Namibian international is on the brink of a heavily incentivised contract. He also offers experience and cutting edge to Rahman Gumbo and GU following the team’s slow start to this campaign.  

The Namibian international, who is also a friend to Rollers’ striker Jerome Louis, is expected to relieve Ronald Chikomo of the load of scoring the goals for the club.

United’s communication manager Kabelo Brown declined to share information with this publication, saying the team “is to meet with Sembowa soon after a roadmap is to drawn up”.

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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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