Daniel Nare yesterday expressed shock at the decision by his club BMC FC to fire him, saying he had actually found out about his publicised dismissal on social networks since Sunday.
Yesterday the club released an official statement to say they had resolved to part ways with four of their members in the technical and executive committee, a decision Nare says only served to confirm what he had already been reading but had not believed to be true.
A special general meeting held on Sunday resolved to dismiss the team head coach Nare, team spokesperson Nelson Radijeng, Kit manager Donald Mopako and the Vice Chairman Tiro Kganela. The four had been under suspension. According to a source close to the Lobatse based team, the executive committee believes that Nare has lost focus.
“The coach has even gone so far as rallying players to sign a petition that calls for the dismissal of the team’s Chairman Sonny Phiri,” a Sun Sports source said some days leading to the landmark decision. Trouble, according to inside sources, began when a concerned Phiri recently addressed players after losing a recent game in Molepolole. “After losing a previous league game in Molepolole the chairman tried to motivate the team, telling them they cannot afford anymore losses or a lesser position because the team was already being run at a loss,” inside sources said.
Nare said he was disappointed that there has not been any findings reported to him by the team after investigations they undertook while he was under suspension.
The coach said the team had extended his contract this year in January and that there was outstanding money owed to him. He added that his shock was further fuelled by the fact that there were issues of termination notice to be handled before he could be fired. Nare further pleaded that he be given time before he could talk about his dismissal. “I am waiting for the completion of the ongoing transition in which the team will be handed to a new investor. After this, I will call a press conference to address these issues,” he said.
Phiri could not comment on the matter as he said he was in a meeting at the time of going to press. Attempts to reach Kganela on his mobile phone also proved futile.
The team sponsor, BMC beef producing company, announced they would cease to assist the club and efforts have been ongoing to find a new sponsor. Now the team is reportedly undergoing a process of privatisation after a businessman offered to buy the club recently.