Veteran set to leave the Champions, as Galaxy knocks
Township Rollers’ towering utility player, Joel Mogorosi is not a happy man.
The club’s leading goal scorer for the last two seasons is mulling over a new contract offered by the 2018/19 BTC Premier League Champions.
The former Bloemfontein Celtics player in the South African Premier Soccer League is currently out of contract, and is yet to sign a new contract offered by the club.
In an exclusive interview with Voice Sports, Mogorosi said he was not happy with the new offer, hence his delay in signing on the dotted line.
He said he has been negotiating with the Rollers management for a new and improved offer to no avail.
Mogorosi said the new contract comes with a huge pay cut and no bonuses.
“The new contract has no sign-on fee. I approached the President Jagdish Shah and asked him to at least include scoring bonuses but he declined,” said a dejected Mogorosi.
The national team captain said there’s no way he’s going to put pen to paper unless the team offers a better contract.
“This shows the club no longer need my services. I told the president that he’ll talk to me when he’s serious about having me in the team,” fired Mogorosi.
16V, or Juluka as Mogorosi is known in football circles further told Voice Sports that Shah then offered to give him a certain percentage when the team wins the league or cup.
“What if we don’t win anything? How do I go to the training field for the rest of the season without any money?” Mogorosi asked bitterly, adding that he gave Rollers up to Monday to come up with a better offer.
“I’ve offers from Security Systems, Jwaneng Galaxy and Gaborone United, but I’ll always give Rollers a priority,” said Mogorosi.
Shah revealed recently at the unveiling of the club’s new coach that they offered Mogorosi a new contract before the last match of the 2018/19 season.
“He’s yet to sign. He told me he’s still thinking about it,” Shah said on Tuesday.
Mogorosi was one of the key players for Rollers in the last two seasons scoring vital goals as the Gaborone West continued to win silverware every season.