*No Coach For Tafic
*Tasc kicked out of BDF camp
Relegated Tafic Football Club will start the 2014/15 first division league season which resumes this weekend without a coach.
Machimenyenga will travel to Kazungula to play Kazungula Young Fighters Footbal Club under the tutelage of their senior player Holliness Mlilo.
Mlilo is working with former Tafic goalkeeper Wrist Mmusi to keep the club going. When they relegated last season the team was coached by Darlington Dodo who went to his home country Zimbabwe and has never reported back for training.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week Mlilo said he could not watch his team going down the drain, and took the decision as a senior player to take the role of player-coach.
“It is not an easy thing to be a player coach because it needs someone with the necessary skills and experience,” said Mlilo.
Mlilo further said the current management is giving them support which has uplifted the team’s morale.
“There is hope that we will bounce back to the premier league. Our central defender Gofamodimo Kobe who dumped the club last season to join Orapa United has retraced his footsteps back to join us,” said Mlilo.
The former BR Higlanders striker lamented the departures of Tendai Nyamadzawo, Abednico Morapedi, Otsile Batang and Tafadzwa Maingire who joined other premier league teams.
However he said Zimbabwe Premier League side Highlanders has loaned them three players to beef up their squad.
“We participated in a couple of pre-season tournaments with premier league teams and the boys’ response was positive. They have shown determination and are ready for the start of the season,” he added.
Mlilo’s sentiments were shared by Machimenyenga Public Relations Officer Gilbert Makombo.
Makombo said the team is in good shape and is optimistic that they’d bounce back to the premier league. Makombo said they are working around the clock to find a coach and hopefully in the next game they would have found one.
Meanwhile Tasc FC PRO Nnika Mogorosi confirmed that the team has been kicked out of Donga BDF camp. He said the team is struggling badly because of inadequate resources.
Tasc was 75% owned by Botswana Defence Force while the community owned 25%.
Tasc was one of the teams affected by last year’s directive that ordered all soldiers in sports and performing arts to stop with immediate effect.
“It is really tough as we are running the club from our pockets. Fortunately we found a training ground. The building process is on and we are assembling the team as soldiers are no longer part of the team.
We are still looking at how we can transform and register the club as a society, ” said Mogorosi.