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We write to warn, and dismiss with contempt rumours and allegations peddled by some in the media, affiliate clubs, some officials in clubs and football structures.
The rumours insinuate impropriety on the BFA. The initial allegations circulating were that 75 players were illegally registered after the transfer window had closed. Despite this not being a formal complaint, a thorough investigation was immediately carried out by the BFA on these rumours.
Subsequently a formal complaint from Township Rollers F.C was lodged on 16th May 2022 regarding the registration of 7 players from Security Systems. Another investigation was done to get to the bottom of the matter.
Below are combined facts responding to the two allegations;
1. We confirm that the Security Systems players listed therein were registered by the club within the prescribed Transfer Window. An audit of the registration system has established that the club end user on the system registered the players within the time frame permitted.
The only anomaly is that the cited players were mistakenly registered as ‘amateurs’ instead of ‘professionals’. The dates cited by Township Rollers complaint are dates of change of status from ‘amateur’ to ‘professional’ level. The players have been properly and lawfully registered.
2. The 75 players matter is a similar matter to the 7 Security Systems matter by facts. There is no irregularity on the registration.
3. The current set of facts is materially different from the Onkarabile Ratanang matter.
It is common cause, and the FIFA Connect system has established that Onkarabile Ratanang was registered outside the transfer period. There had been no prior registration of the player at all.
Following the above, the BFA has since taken necessary steps to protect football integrity and image by instituting immediately relevant processes to address the malicious intent to bring football into disrepute by some clubs and officials.
The concerned matters and suspended individuals are already before relevant judicial bodies. The BFA is in the process of broadening the scope of charges and individuals.
We therefore urge the media and football community at large, to avoid peddling rumours, sensationalist allegations and statements on social media.
We uphold high level of integrity and uncompromised compliance.


CAF Champions League Preliminary Second Round – Second Legs

The 2023/24 Africa’s premier club competition, the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup preliminary rounds campaign for our teams will conclude on the 29th of September 2023. Both teams, Jwaneng Galaxy which is embarking on CAF Champions League, and the CAF Confederations Cup contenders Gaborone United, will travel to South Africa hoping to reach the group stages after their second leg last games on the 29th of September.
The Reds take on Supersport United on Friday 29th September at the New Polokwane Stadium. The Liberian midfielder, Sheikh Sesayz scores moments before the last whistle after coming on as a substitute to level up the scoreboard. Kickoff is scheduled for 1900hrs.
Ramoreboli’s team out-shot Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 on Sunday afternoon to earn a slim supremacy over the Buccaneers, with Mpolokang assist to slip the Zimbabwean Attacking – Right Winger in on goal. Daniel Msendami struck a cracker just in the first 23 minutes of the 90 minutes to seal the goals of the day. The second leg is coming up on the 29th of September at Orlando Stadium, South Africa.

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