BFA TO PAY THE COSTS
After serving more than a year suspension First Division North Chairman Eatametse Olopeng has been re-instated. Charges against him were withdrawn last week as the key witness has died.
The suspension came after he made a sworn statement to support Police X1 in their suspension case last year October.
Security Systems and Police XI were deregistered from BFA for failure to pay their subscription fees. The information he gave was that even the FDN had not affiliated last season.
Olopeng told Voice Sport this week that the National Executive Committee withdrew the charges against him indicating that they do not have enough evidence.
He said it was stated that the key witness Charles Chilisa is late so they decided to call it off.
“They should just tell the nation that they do not have a case not to use the name of the late Chilisa.
I want BFA to pay for all the costs and my lawyer is working on it. I have spent a lot of money preparing for the hearing.
They claim I was suspended for bringing the game into disrepute but that was not only about the two premier league teams even first division teams Peace Makers and No Mathata were also deregistered.” said Olopeng.
He said he is ready to work with the association again and hopefully his efforts to lobby them to amend the constitution will be successful.
Olopeng believe teams should not be banned from the league if they have not affiliated but certain charges can be laid against them.