TAFIC’S FUTURE OPEN TO DEBATE
After Tafic let slip the latest of many ‘last chance’ encounters when they lost to city rivals Ecco City Greens last weekend, the team may well be playing only for pride when the take on Orapa United on Saturday.
Whilst opinion remains divided over the future of the team and their coach Darlington Dodo, Tafic’s interim vice- chairman Manyika Gwakuba admits the going is getting tougher.
He said players seem to have given up and the management is in consultation with them on the way forward.
“Is firing the coach going to solve the problem? Dodo is working with assistants and if that’s the case then the whole technical team should be fired because he consults them.
Maybe the problem is with players because he is doing all he can to plan for the game and then during the game it becomes an opposite. I cannot blame the coach.
He came on board when players were owed money for so many months, but recently they have been getting allowances so I do not think they are losing intentionally,” said Gwakuba.
Meanwhile Saturday’s opponents, the Ostriches as they are affectionately known, started this season well but now they find themselves just above the relegation zone.
They will arrive in town with several ex-Tafic players on show including goalkeeper Mosimanegape Robert, Rodney Buka and defender Gofamodimo Kobe.
New comers Orapa United recently parted ways with former Tafic coach Dominic Changwe after some disappointing results, and are now under the tutelage of their assistant coach Mainstay Modise.
The last time these two teams met, Machimenyenga won 1-0.