Rollers Intensify CAF League Preparations

| January 28, 2015

Township Rollers are not leaving anything to chance in preparations for next month’s CAF Champions League encounter with South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs.

The first leg would be played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on February 14 at 7:30pm while the second leg has been billed for the National Stadium in Gaborone on February 28 at 3pm.

Rollers chairperson, Walter Kgabung, told a press briefing in Gaborone on January 26 that there was need to come up with the organising committee to help make the event a success.

Concerning the home fixture, he said the organising committee had decided that tickets for the Rollers stand will go for P200, elsewhere P50 while VIP grandstand would be by invite only.

He said the gates would open at 11 o’clock on Saturday and no tickets would be sold at the entrance for security reasons and crowd control. Points of sale will be announced in due course.

About travel arrangement for the away game, the rollers public relations officer, Bafana Pheto said they would be using Mahube Express as their travel partner. He said the team would be transported for free and the buses would also be used to transport Kaizer Chiefs when they come to Botswana.

He said that they had also arranged for Mahube Express to transport supporters from Botswana to South Africa during the day of the game. “We don’t know any other transport arrangement besides Mahube, as a result we have been encouraging our supporters to use Mahube” said Pheto.

He said they had discussed with City Lodge to arrange accommodation for supporters who would prefer to travel to South Africa a day earlier. “We have also asked them to reduce their prices because we will be bringing many supporters,” he said.

Moreover, Pheto said they had arranged three stations in Gaborone, Palapye and Francistown where Mahube buses would pick supporters up. Pheto said they were still yet to confirm tickets prices for the away game in South Africa.

Also, as part of the preparation for the CAF fixture, Rollers would play a friendly game against Jwaneng’s Galaxy FC side. Galaxy offered P120 000 to Rollers as an aid and appreciation for the friendly game and good sportsmanship.

In addition to the CAF game preparation, the secretary general of Township Rollers, Khumoyame Masonya said they had registered 28 players with CAF. He said as per the rules of CAF, they weresupposed to register 30 players, and they still had room for two players.

He said the deadline for registration was January 31.

Rollers players:

Mwampule Masule, Leutlwetse Tshireletso, Kobamelo Kebaikanye, Letumile Molebatsi, Simisani Mathumo, Kgosietsile Shadrack, Sekhana Koko, Godfrey Ngele, Motsholetsi Sikele, Edwin Moalosi, Segolame Boy, Thato Bolweleng, Lesego Molemogi, Obuile Ncenga, Lawrence Majawa, Thabiso Mathe, Gofaone Tiro, Otlantshekela Mooketsi, Jerome Louis, Manqoba Ngwenya, Maano Ditshupo, Obonye Moswate, Tapiwa Gadibolae, Bogosi Kaekwa, Michael Pepukani and Pako Ketimile.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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