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Rollers, Police XI move past dispute

Botswana Premier League (BPL) has mediated the dispute between Police XI and Township Rollers concerning the use of loan players, Tapiwa Gadibolae and Thabiso Mathe.

Township Rollers was left angry by Police XI’s decision to field Gadibolae against them in a Mascom Top 8 match last weekend. The midfielder scored the Jungle Kings first goal in that encounter.

According to a statement released by the league yesterday, BPL chief executive officer, Bennett Mamelodi convened a meeting at the league’s offices in an effort to mediate the dispute.

The statement says the dispute was caused by a misinterpretation and applicability of a clause of the loan agreement, through which the two parties agreed that the players shall not play in any official game against the offerer during the continuance of the agreement.

The statement says the matter was settled and resolved amicably and both parties have agreed to disregard the alleged breach.

It was agreed that the agreement will comply with clause 3.6 of the loan agreement in so far as the beMOBILE Premiership is concerned, but Police X1 will be allowed to use the players in the Mascom Top 8 match against Rollers.

This means that both Gadibolae and Mathe will not be available for Police XI in respect of the two teams weekend beMOBILE Premiership game at Molepolole Sports Complex.

However, they will be available for use by Police XI in the Mascom Top 8 quarter-final 2nd leg match on November 22.