Relegated BR Highlanders have appointed Paul Moyo as their new head coach. Moyo replaces Teenage Mpote who coached the Mahalapye outfit for a season.
BR Highlanders played their first round games with inexperienced players which contributed to their relegation.
They were unable to recruit players after their unexpected promotion to the elite league following the Police XI and Security Systems de-registration.
Moyo is the longest serving foreign coach in the country. he has coached at Nico United, Notwane FC and Tafic.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week BR Manager Witnes Phuthego said Moyo has vast experience as far as local football is concerned.
He said he has everything they expect from a coach and they have no doubt he will deliver.
“We are still negotiating with him to finalize a few things then he will be officially launched.
I am hopeful that his first season in Mahalapye would be fruitful.
We hope we will put matters right in the coming season as we have recruited an experienced coach,” said Phuthego.
Phuthego further said they intend to correct last year’s mistakes with the aim to bounce back to the premier league.
“Our aim was to keep the same squad and coach so that we can bounce back stronger next season but we could not agree with Mpote on certain issues. We decided to part ways with him,” he said.
He said they have retained all their players except goalkeeper Segakolodi Ntima who joined Nico, left back Mosimanegape Ngongorego and Thebe Maiketso who both joined BDF.
Phuthego said they gave Moyo enough time to train and assess players and see where he can beef up his squad to replace the trio.
For his part coach Mpote said players had shown determination and understanding.
He said they had adapted well to his training methods and he thought BR will extend his stay.
He denied he ever discussing his future with BR after his contract expired in June.
‘They kept on telling me some of the committee members were not around up to now.
I received a call recently from one of the players telling me they have a new coach.
Soon I will be joining another team as negotiations are at an advance stage,” he said.