Tsowaseb in Transfer Dispute

The much-trumpeted transfer of former FNB Orlando Pirates livewire striker Theophelus ‘Ronaldo’ Tsowaseb to reigning Namibian champions Black Africa has hit a snag.

The striker spent a good chunk of last season watching the game from the stands after he failed to make an impression at Pirates (SA) following his loan to the PSL outfit from their Namibian counterparts.

Reports suggested he was shipped off to fellow PSL campaigners Chippa United but nothing came of the reported switch – only for the lethal goal poacher to resurface at his parent club Orlando Pirates in Windhoek.

However, the speedy striker had a change of heart and suddenly jumped ship before kicking a single ball for the Buccaneers to join forces with arch rivals Black Africa in a shock move that did not exactly go down well with his parent club.

A three-way tug-of-war has since erupted between the three clubs Black Africa, Pirates (SA) and his parent club Orlando Pirates (Namibia).

The latter is hotly contesting Tsowaseb’s eligibility to sign for the Namibian champions, vehemently claiming the player was loaned back to them following an agreement with Pirates (SA).

Tsowaseb was initially on a season long loan deal to Pirates (SA) but was loaned back to his parent club late last year to have some game time. In a strange twist, Pirates (SA) loaned the player to Pirates’ rivals without cancelling the earlier loan deal with their Namibian namesake.

Sources close to the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) confirmed to New Era Sport that Tsowaseb’s imminent registration with BA has hit a brick wall – leaving local football fans to wait a bit longer to watch their hero in action.

Source : New Era