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Mogorosi, Nicola await verdict

Publishing Date : 13 November, 2017


Township Rollers duo, Nicola Kavasovic and injured winger, Joel Mogorosi are waiting pensively for the ruling  after the Botswana Premier League Disciplinary  Committee slapped them with charges of misconduct.

The two took stand on Thursday evening at Lekidi football center to face BPL prosecutor, Atang Latelang following comments they allegedly made after their encounter against premier league rookies, Sharps Shooting Stars. Rollers coach, Kavasovic was the first to be called to answer for a single charge of bringing the game of football into disrepute. The charge emanates from BFA Play Rules and Regulations Article 25.6

It is noted that the coach made unsporting comments saying, “This small team that I do not even know its name…”  However, the Serbian mentor pleaded not guilty arguing that he is being abused and some of the words are manufactured. On the other hand, Mogorosi who is carrying a fractured leg faced four charges of misconduct, to which the player pleaded guilty almost immediately. The prosecutors decided to drop the first two charges on the understanding that they technically carry the same sentence and meaning.  

The first count that Mogorosi faced was misconduct against the match official which contravened Article 49 of the BFA disciplinary code of 2016 as read with article 25.6 of the BFA Play Rules and Regulations. The words he said to the match official, Gilbert Leteane have been seen by WeekendSport and are unprintable. On the second count, Mogorosi was charged for making damaging statements against BFA match officials contrary to article 14.3 of the BFA play rules and regulations.

However, the prosecutor tried him on the last two counts on which the pending ruling will rely upon. On the third count Mogorosi is charged for using abusive language against match officials contrary to article 14.4 of the BFA play rules and regulations. The last charge that Mogorosi had to answer was similar to that of his coach Nicola Kavasovic. He is nailed for bringing the game of football into disrepute, contravening article 25.6 of play rules and regulations. This charge relates to what the player posted on his facebook account minutes after the game played on October 22.



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