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GOING: Batang will leave Tafic for Nico

GOING: Batang will leave Tafic for Nico

As the exodus of players continues, back stabbing, lies, in fighting and mismanagement are some of the ills that the club will seek to address when Tafic hold their AGM this Saturday. 

The club have called on all supporters ‘ who have the future of the club at heart’ to attend the meeting scheduled for 9am at the city’s Adansonia Hotel.

The objective of the meeting is to select a new committee and map the way forward for the ailing club that were relegated to division one last season and had problems both on and off the pitch.

Addressing a press conference this week Machimenyenga interim committee chairman Manyika Gwakuba said that whilst other teams are busy gearing up for the new season, Tafic do not even have an office.

He added that the AGM would inform interested parties on the purchase of shares in the new company that has been formed to run the club’s affairs.

Gwakuba explained that the delay in calling an AGM had been because they had been working on liquidating the past company.

“We hope supporters will vote wisely, the team’s fate is in their hands.

We want a committee of people with leadership skills who have the ability to regain our reputation.

We have lost credibility, but I believe the business community will be willing to sponsor us once we have our house in order and there is transparency.”

He went on to say: “Relegation may not have been such a bad thing for the club since it will give us time to come back better prepared.”

On the issue of losing players to other teams Gwakuba said they took Gaborone United to the Players’ Status Committee within the BFA since they did not follow the correct channels when they signed Zimbabwean striker Tendai Nyamadzawo, who still had a two-year contract with the club.

Meanwhile Tafic left back Otsile Batang has signed a two- year contract with Nico United.

He said that hard work and determination had earned him recognition during his year with Tafic despite the club’s relegation.

“The challenges I faced only made me double my efforts on the pitch in order to attract the eye of serious teams.

Most of the big teams were after my signature, but Nico came with a better offer and conditions.”

He nevertheless thanked the club for contributing to his development after signing him from local rivals Tasc.

The 24-year-old Gungwe born player revealed that while he was still at Tasc former Zebras coach Stan Tshosane called him up for the national camp, but he could not make it due to injury.

Batang, who played for the national Under-17 side, is hopeful that provided he gets sufficient game time his move to Nico will help him gain recognition and the chance to fulfill his dream of playing for the Zebras.




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