Centre Chiefs and Flamingo Santos kits

Centre Chiefs  and Santos face sanction for breaching the pre-match regulation
While Uniao Flamingo Santos and Mochudi Centre Chiefs game this past Sunday produced four goals both teams will have to face the wrath of the law. The two teams failed to convene a pre-match meeting which among many things could have solved the kit clashes saga.
Failure by the two clubs to hold such a meeting meant that the game started late as the referee would not start a game with kits of bearing same colours.
The league might also loose Television rights money from such incidents.
Article 19.1 of the BFA’s Play rules and regulations states that each club shall register with the committee of its respective league its home colours. Clubs shall also be liable to use their registered home colours for home games. If a home club uses a colour other than the registered home colours and results in a clash of colours, that club will be the offending club and shall face the consequences stipulated accordingly.
Article 19.5 stipulates that, “Any visiting club which does not bring alternative colours to change to in the event of a clash in colours and thereby causes a delay of the start of the game, shall be guilty of late coming and punishable in terms of regulations.”
On Sunday, Santos and Chiefs both failed to attend pre-match meeting as expected, despite the League Compliance Manual clearly stating that a meeting shall be held at least three hours before the game. The meeting can be presided over by a Botswana Football Association official and or the most senior person in the home team section.
Contacted over this demeanour, Santos mouthpiece, Onkemetse noted that it was unfortunate that they didn’t convene the pre-match meeting on time.
“We had a breakdown along the way so we couldn’t convene such a meeting but I have to state that we have always had such meetings in the past.”
Santos as the home team brought their blue and white stripes kit and so was Chiefs with their white and black kit.
Furthermore, article 19.3 of the regulations state that, when in the opinion of the referee, if the duly registered colours of the two teams lead to confusion, the visiting team shall change to an alternative colour which must be available at the field of play for quick change. In the event of the unavailability of the alternative colour the offending team shall be liable to a fine of not more than P2, 000.00 and forfeit the points of the game to the non-offending club.
“We thought there won’t be a problem because we played them before with the same kit at night. Now, during the day, this happened. We were caught off-guard,” said Centre Chiefs’ Chief Executive Officer, Oupa Kowa.
He revealed that on picking the problem, “We had a meeting and we talked to the referee. We can’t challenge his opinion. The unthinkable happened, we didn’t anticipate that. Lessons learnt are that we must at all games carry two kits. We were embarrassed that it was also on television and on colours not ours. We were caught with our pants down, it surely won’t happen again.’’
League General Manager Phuthego Setete confirmed that the issue has been forwarded to the Leagues Prosecutor.

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kb

batho ba ga ba itse kit clash!

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di kit tse ga di tshwane gothelele, ke makgakga hela

joe junior

lo a jalasa…………lesang chiefs e tseye league. kante why batswana ba sa rate bakgatla jaana, is it because we are talented? oh man! stop this pliz!!!! we deserve to be loved also, fa lo sa re batle mo lefatsheng la lona why le sa re bolelele ra tla ra boela kwa ga rona ko mzanzi? aoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

magosi maaparankwe

shapa magosi shapa the colors for santos and magosi are diffrnt that referee is color blind.Basimolola ke go palelwa ke tiro fela league e simolola i thought may be batla tla ba le botoka.fa o bona league ya rona e sa tswelele jaana direferee di e bolaela ruri.

lolo

Ga re ba rate coz ba show mo go maswe….. boelang teng le biditswe ke mang go tla Botswana? league ga le kake la e bona le tla nna le nna number two go fitlhelela.

Odie wa mo GUNNERS

Inconsistancy of our footbal oficials is pathetic and appauling! Ke makgakga fela golo mo ths kits gadi tshwane! Gongwe ref one a batlile goja smthn so team engwe ebo esa ntshe smthn abo a jampa,hahaha,waitse mo bots gone? Nnyaa magosi le gane ka 3 points 4 goals tsa lona!

moana

Goo mooo gase kit clash at all thats bad from who ever said it was

Mapeleamatona

@ o die wa mo gunners.kwala setswana your Eglish spelling is abhorable

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@the voice graphic designer +camera man.?ga lo dire tiro.u can cover a story ka picture ya bogologolo.2 u camera man u could hd shot di kit tseo re di bontshiwa mo the voice.ere re akgela re bo re bona.kana bangwe ga re mo bechuanaland.kana gago hiwe tag ya Pres ko be-mobile premier..!

NKA MO DIRA

JOE JNR DI NUMBER 2 GA KAKE TSA JALASEDIWA COS THEY AINT CHAMPS.N WENA MOAPARANKWE FIFA REGULATIONS STATE THAT IF the referee IS OF THE OPINION THAT COLOURS N GRAPHICS R ALIKE THEN he MAY NOT START THE GAME. THE REF WAS SPOT ON

karabo

@nka modira
the referee u r tryin to protect came late for the cgame otherwise he could hav long realised that the kits clash

Mosawawa

Whetha its kit clash or not, visiting team shud bring an alternative kit… so a ba duele P2 000…

map

ke mathata both teams are guilty,let them pay so that other teams wil never repeat the same mistake.nd as 4 Chiefs league e kgakala thata 8 goal ga se sepe fela each team e a iperekela bo-rra.

joe junior

@ nkamodira… hey my man! ga lo itse sepe as batswana as far as fifa regulations are concerned ok! l know these, its just because batswana ga ba re rate as bakgatla n its all bcoz of what we did in 2008 when we took the league, coke cup n kabelano cup unbeaten but let me tell u, we can still do the same these season. VIVA CHIEFS VIVAAAAAAAAAA shapa magosi shapa!!!

Mongongoregi

There is no need for us to protect the referee.Football ya rona gae kake ya ya ko re batlang e ya teng.Rre Julius one a le botoka ka saturday (GU vs Tasc)game there was a bit of fairness.I can offer him half of 1000 wa 73 player from beMobile

joe snr

@joe junior….wa re wae le sa ratwe,go riana ga le dira makgakga ke gone gore le batla go ratwa sis….tht issue has nothn 2 do wth lov man,,,,le boele mzanzi le hla feta le re bolella gre fa go twe zenophobia go tewa eng….ga go tsogiwe fela go be go twe re tla boela mzanzi

eric

eish our standard of football e santse ele kwa tlase tota,ele gore ref ona asa bone gore kit ya clasha, ke matlhabisa ditlhong ele ruri,wake up guys.

Tika - Poo

chiefs ga e simolole ga se lantlha.

Referee o ke setomo o batla go fagolwa

NKA MO DIRA

@ JOE, the jnr one. KANA WENA O BUA DIO TSA MAHATLHA NYANA A GAGO HELA NNAKA, RE TLA BO RE RATELAN BAKGATLA ANYWAY. THIS IS NOT ABOUT U,(its nothin personal) ITS ABOUT THE FIFA REGULATIONS.WHERE WAS THE OPTIONAL KIT NE @ KARABO

joe junior

guys stop talking about fifa regurations when you dont even know one of them. the reason why your country never qualify for fifa games is bcoz you think you know more and want to follow the fifa rules only to find that you are breaking them, you know nothing n if you continue these way, you will never taste it to the world cup ok!!!!!!!!!!!! by theway chiefs e tsaya league these time, le rata kgotsa le sa rate its ours gape we dont care fa lo sa re rate, ga re malope

smallz

E le gore ke mang yoo o kileng a bua ka bokgatla ka golo fa go buiwa ka football!Waitse bakgatla e kare ba tla a re tena,everything ke semorafe mo go bone le motshameko wa kgwele tota,ao.Thats why Kgafela a ba setla ka moretlwa jaana..

Thegal

Batswana ke kopa le lese go roga Bakgatla because Mochudi Center Chiefs ga e salwe morago ke Bakgatla fela ke batla gore go simololwe go gagamadiwe molao ba betswe caz nna ga re e sale morago re ba Rollers so tlogelang go nna le bua ka rona gape Chiefs le Santos ga di molato I was there the referee came late and talk matlakala this teams di tlhola di tshameka di apere ka go tshwana fela ka gore ke magosi a modimo ao batswana le tla kgona ke sone se le bonan le pateletsa Gunners le re ya le lowa… Read more »

joe junior

bantlhoi ba ka re tlhoa mme banthati ba tsile go re rata and we will continue to win win win and win. thats our culture, go ja ko morago, and again its our time THE LAST SEASON OF BE MOBILE fela jaaka ya mascom ke ya chiefs, magosi, maaparankwe, bo mojamorago

Tofella

“We thought there won’t be a problem because we played them before with the same kit at night. Now, during the day, this happened. We were caught off-guard,” said Centre Chiefs’ Chief Executive Officer, Oupa Kowa. how immature, we are going towards proffesionalism and yet we still get such comments like these from top officials.mxm,

joe junior

@ Tofella……..le fa o ka re kgakgafalela jang, re tsaya league rona. tsamaya o ye ko proffesionalism eo ya gago and o tla re fitlhela fa o boa teng re tshotse league

mmuwalebe

hahaha bakgatla are talented..i thought talent e spreader throughout the country kana rra maparankwe a gago a tshamekelwa ke bakgatla fela?
but we will never qualifier for world cup, who said anything about world cup and ooh now we supposed to ignore rules since chiefs does it?
joejunior bua sengwe sese botoka o lese go itlhabisa dihlong

didi

ga le bua ka chiefs le lebagane le club ya teng because le roga bakgatla, nna ke mo rollers,but you guys insult the tribe not the club.batho ba ifrastrata ka dilo di sele. grow up and talk football. mind you guys santse le tla hate bakgatla e santse e le tshimologo. we just dont give a shit.

kaizer

wth no ofence le lona bo ntsalaka ko kgatleng ga le iketa man!!!le modumo o re o tshwara se mochudi ao!!!ra re bakgatla ka gore ha ba fenya ba bua gore dat team ke bone straight frm mchovas nw w put de blame on dem

kgogomodumo

There was a clash of kit….and let the authorities take their action…maragaraga otlhe a le a kwalang ka center chiefs ga a tlhokahale