Thobejane has company in drinking hearing

Thobejane was suspended by the club for allegedly drinking on the team bus following a 2-0 loss defeat to Free Stars Stars at Goble Park on February 3.

He denies the charge.

According to a realiable source at Bakgaga, goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke and defender Olaleng Shaku may also be connected with the case and attended the initial hearing on Monday, along with teammates Lewis Macha and Sipho Moeti.

The informant says Macha and Moeti were in hot water after missing training but are back under the watch of caretaker coach MacDonald Makhubedu.

"The hearing was on Monday, and the likes of Macha and Moeti are already back at training but the coach not yet," the source told

"Shaku and Oscarine are also not back. They were all there on Monday at the hearing but their issue was not resolved.

"Macha and Moeti were suspended for missing training and Macha says the reason was because he had a runny stomach.

"As for Shaku and Oscarine I don't know what they did in the bus, they totally deny that they drank on the day."

Masuluke confirmed he was not training with the team.

"No, we are not training with the team. We know nothing," said the FIFA Puskas Award nominee.

Asked to comment on the situation, a tight-lipped Mamilla said "the players are still training with the team" and confirmed proceedings will resume tomorrow.

Makhubedu has overseen a 1-0 Nedbank Cup win over Platinum Stars and goalless draw against Chippa United for mid-table Baroka since taking over the reins from Thobejane.