Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ezinkomo target top-four finish next season

BMC head coach, Daniel ‘Chicco’ Nare, will be a happy man if his side can finish in the top four at the end of the 2011-2012 Be MOBILE Premier League season.

This comes after he steered the unfashionable Lobatse side to the eighth spot in the previous season less than three months after securing a two year-contract at the club.

The charismatic coach joined the meat commission outfit in March after he failed to agree on a new contract with cross-town rivals, Extension Gunners. Before his arrival at the club, Ezinkomo had been struggling in the previous seasons and the arrival of Nare has been seen as a blessing by those who love the club.

This comes after he transformed the fortunes of Gunners in the past three seasons, something which has seen him receive accolades from different people.

But if Nare wants to achieve his mission of a top-four finish, he must have a strong side to, give competition to national champions Township Rollers, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Gaborone United, BDF XI and ECCO City Greens which have been consistent performers in recent seasons.

With the new season expected to kick off on August 6, Nare said that it is important that they bring in at least four quality players, which include two holding midfielders and a striker.

“BMC have been struggling in the past seasons and the main reason has been their failure to have coaches on long terms. But I do believe that I’m here to change that and the players have potential to compete for top places. All I need is a striker who will be able to relieve pressure from Flo (Kenanao Kgetholetsile) who has been a target of many teams,” he said. Already, BMC have been linked to two Extension Gunners stars, Kemmy Pilato and Kgololo Leteane, something which has not gone down well with their rivals.

The gaffer added that competing for top places in the league demands a club to have depth in case of injuries and suspensions.

He told said that he has been having meetings with the management who have been willing to get him the players.

“I have already released seven players who are not in my plans for next season. I want to have a competitive squad but that will depend on whether we manage to get the players I have recommended,” he said. ┬á

The released players from BMC squad are Ishmael Mosetlha, Koketso Mokgatitswane, Itumeleng Louw, Kabelo Ramasu, Ogoh Modester Christ, Nwokoyo Alexander Onyeka and Mpho Gaboitsewe.

Nare pointed out that he will create a healthy environment for his players and that would enable them to give their best on match-days.

“I want to be as close as possible to my players, which would enable them to tell me if they’ve problems. If players can confide in you, then they can always give their best for you. That’s the attitude which got me results at Gunners,” he said.

BMC manager, Kenny Lemmenyane, confirmed that Nare has presented his roadmap to them and they are going to give him the necessary support. He said after years of struggle, they will keep Nare as a coach on a long-term basis as he has shown that, given time, he can produce results.

BMC are expected to report for pre-season training on June 27 where Nare is expected to address his players on what is expected from them.

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