BMC head coach Chicco Nare has attacked some journalists for sabotaging his side despite their good run in the be-MOBILE Premier League this season.
Nare launched the attack after watching his side labour to a 1-0 win over neighbours Extension Gunners at Lobatse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was a game which was played under cloudy weather and the supporters for both sides did not disappoint as they cheered their sides all the way.
Former Gunners’ striker Hendrick Moyo, who made a shocking move to BMC in January, tried hard to score on the day but things did not go his way. At times when he was in possession, a section of Gunners’ supporters on the eastern side of the stadium booed him. ┬á
Ezinkomo came to the party towards the end of the game, scoring through enterprising midfielder Keeagile Kobe. The young midfielder pounced from close range after Gunners’ defence failed to clear. Earlier on, Kenanao Kgetholetsile missed a controversial penalty which could have seen BMC taking a lead.
The win ensured that BMC remain second on the log with 39 points, six points less than pacesetters, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, who were held to a 3-3 draw by ECCO City Greens in Francistown.
After a long chat with Gunners’ assistant coach, Nelson Olebile, in the middle of the park, Nare then took a swipe at some journalists.
“The whole week, you’ve not been giving us a chance yet we’re number two (on the log). You’ve been talking about Gunners as if we’re not playing against them. But it’s okay because it’s working for us,” said Nare in front some of his well-wishers.
His attack comes at a time when some journalists are complaining about Nare’s ego since his side started doing well. BMC chairman Sonny Phiri said that they will address the issue with Nare when they meet on Wednesday. Phiri said that it is important for their gaffer to have a healthy relationship with the media.
“We rely on you (journalists) to market this team. He (Nare) should be able to give you interviews at any given time,” pointed out the chairman. Gunners’ head coach Maxwell Moyo blamed his side’s loss to fatigue having played three games in seven days.
Gunners played TANA FC of Madagascar the previous weekend in the CAF Confederation Cup before clashing with BDF XI in the league three days later.
“My players were tired, we can’t afford to play three games in seven days looking at the quality of my squad,” said Moyo.