BMC in Search of Local Gaffer

| January 8, 2015

BMC Football Club is in search of a coach preferably a local, to replace their erstwhile coach Daniel ‘Chicco’ Nare.

Nare who guided BMC to finish the first round of be MOBILE premier on third position has since joined Ramotswa based Letlapeng on a three year contract.

The club owner, Kelesitse Gilika told BOPA that they have accepted Nare’s resignation and are currently in search of a coach to replace him (Nare).

He however, insisted that while in search of a coach, they would not divorce their initial stance of empowering Batswana.

“We are going to hire a Motswana coach, because as BMC we believe we have qualified Batswana who are very competent,” he said.

Gilika further said they would give the coach all the necessary support and develop him since that would benefit the club and the country in the long run.

He admitted that, Nare’s departure might hit hard on them because they would be forced to change certain things, adding that for them to keep on doing well in the league, the solution is to find the right coach, who can continue where Nare left.

Gilika said the positive thing was that Nare was not working alone he left behind a good technical team that will help the incoming coach.

On rumors that BMC players did not have contracts, Gilika dismissed the allegations as baseless since most of their players have running contracts. He however, explained that three of his players’ contracts have expired but have continued to engage them to see if they could extend them. The players are Thabo Mothibi, Kenanao ‘Flo’ Kgetholetsile and Tumisang ‘Butcher’ Sekanonyana.

He further explained that although Unobatsha Mbaiwa and Thabo Leinanyane’s contracts had come to an end, they have convinced them to continue with the club, saying all necessary arrangements have been made to extend their contracts, expect for Kago Segokgo who will be joining his family in Canada.

Meanwhile, Gilika revealed that Botswana Football Association has approved the name change from BMC to Gilport Lions. He said according to the new plays and regulations, the new name could only be changed next season.

Furthermore, he said now that they would be using their new name (Gilport Lions) next season, he was currently in talks with different sponsors who were willing to sponsor the team under a new name.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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