After suffering their first defeat this season against Gunners Tafic Sporting Club will this Saturday travel to Lobatse stadium to play Botswana Meat Commission in week six of the be Mobile Premier League.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week BMC mentor Daniel ‘Chico’ Nare admitted that the team is not doing well. He said the main reason for his side’s slow start to the season is due to a couple of injuries to some of his key players.
He also said the new faces at the time have taken long to gel with the rest of the squad which has given him selection headaches.
“We need to retrace our step backward and see where we missed it because clearly we have problems looking at the fact that we are last season’s runners up. I also do not have time to try some of our new signings and obviously with the team not doing well there will always be pressure.
My key players Kemmy Pilato and Kenanao Kgetholetsile are struggling for form and I’m, still wondering what it would take for the team to play their best football again,” said Nare.
He said Musa Ohilwe and Mosimanegape Ramohibidu are still out with injuries but was hopeful that the national team pair would be fit for the Saturday clash. Although very much aware of the danger posed by the Francistown side, Nare believes a win against third placed Tafic could be a turning point for his charges.
“BMC Management has been very supportive; they brought motivational speakers and psychologist to help the team,” he said.
He pleaded with the Premier League Committee to take their job serious as they depend on football and their work become difficult when the league has hick ups.
He said when the league starts a coach has a specific plan for the season but the recent league suspension has affected their plans. Nare also said companies will end up withdrawing sponsorship because they will not want to be associated with business partners who are always in court.
He said the Premier League should put their house in order for the good of football.
Tafic Coach Dominic Changwe said the 2-0 loss to Extension Gunners was a wake-up call which calls for more effort in all future matches.
“Losing is part of the game and I encourage my boys to forget about it and focus on the weekend match. We have identified our mistakes and players are determined to do better this time.
The problem with our players is that the moment they received news that the league has been suspended they relaxed and gave silly excuses just so they could miss training.
The only player that will miss this game is Zimbabwean forward Ouidiance Rundofa who is on a red card, but we will have a replacement that is why we have 25 players,” said Changwe.