“First, crucial factor for us was compliance in order that this fixture can go forward as deliberate and play to finality. You want a sure variety of gamers to honour a fixture and we now have numerous gamers who will be capable of honour this fixture.”
Chokoe mentioned they discover themselves on this undesirable scenario as a result of their worldwide gamers haven’t arrived within the nation because of Covid-19 delays and the truth that they don’t have an MDC reserve staff.
“Like some other staff, we’re having worldwide gamers like [Venezuelan] Gustavo Paez and [Kenyan] Brian Onyango who haven’t but arrived within the nation for varied causes,” Chokoe mentioned.
“Paez has been travelling for about seven days and he was presupposed to land within the nation tomorrow however he’s nonetheless caught in Brazil as a result of they need sure paperwork and right now is a weekend.
“We additionally signed Onyango, who was lately on nationwide obligation, however he stayed longer at house to make preparations for his household to hitch him in SA. We couldn’t do sure processes with out him being in SA bodily.
TTM purchased the Premier Division franchise of Bidvest Wits, and the Limpopo membership’s GladAfrica Championship (First Division) franchise was offered to a brand new staff, Sekhukhune United. This has resulted in numerous contractual issues to be resolved on which gamers will play the place.
“There’s additionally the difficulty of gamers associated to Sekhukhune United,” Chokoe mentioned.
“The place we’re standing is that there’s uncertainty as to who should clear these gamers to play for TTM, which was lately Bidvest Wits.
“We couldn’t take a threat of registering these gamers with out the league giving us readability of whether or not Sekhukhune has launched them. Gamers concerned there are about 5.
“There are quite a lot of issues that contributed to this case, like for instance there are different gamers who’ve been coaching with us however they haven’t satisfied us to register them but as we’re nonetheless assessing them and we don’t need to signal gamers on desperation.
“The opposite challenge is of MDC gamers. MDC gamers that had been with Wits are largely college students they usually couldn’t relocate to be with us in Limpopo.
“If we had an MDC staff already, we had been going to choose 4 to 5 gamers for this sport.”