It was an unprecedented day and a day to remember for Botswana football and football fans in Africa as a top flight team in the league got relegated.

The team’s relegation was confirmed after their game against Sankoyo Bush Bucks ended in a 3-1 loss at home and condemned the team to 15th on the log thereby going on relegation.

The Magosi, Maaparankwe or Kwaa Rra Tswee-tswee as they are fondly called slipped forward down after series of bad results in the Botswana Premier League season.They join Black Forest who are 16th on the table after a game left in the league.

Mochudi Centre Chiefs Sporting Club has to their achievements Botswana Premier League (4 times), winning it : 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15. The club also won the FA Challenge Cup (Botswana) once in 2008. In the continent, the team appeared two times in the CAF Cup in1997 and 2000 where they got the second and first round respectively. They also featured once in the CAF Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 getting to the First Round
The club’s misfortune started when the club lost the financial assistance from the likes of the current Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti and property mogul, Seyed Jamali in the past few years it made it difficult for them to strengthen the team to sustain their success.

The financial problems then spilled over to the players and this affected the club’s welfare.

As if that was not enough, the club was marred with internal factional wars that ended up in courtrooms. There was also a mass exodus of players from the club. The likes of Lemponye Tshireletso, Lesego Galenamotlhale, Kekaetswe Moloi and Galabgwe Moyane jumped ship.

Since the team was founded in 1972 it has been the second most successful team in league.

Uche Dozie
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