Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Inside Magosi club’s aspirations

Mochudi Centre Chiefs has beefed up its technical and management teams ahead of the start of the new season. 

Seeking to reclaim lost glory, the fallen Kgatleng giants has roped in a new coach and a new general manager (GM).

According to the club chairman Edwin Mothulatshipi, the club has acquired the services of Itumeleng ‘Tumie’ Duiker and Bobo Moswaane as coach and GM respectively.

“We have introduced a new Coach to the club, Mr Duiker is not just a qualified Coach but also a national legend who has played and coached here in the country. Duiker comes from Extension Gunners culture of immense pressure and beautiful football,” the Magosi chairman said.

“Duiker therefore understands what is expected of him at Centre Chiefs for he too knows the culture, the mentality and the pressure of working for Magosi as a player and as a Coach,” he explained.

Mothulatshipi said Duiker is on a two-year contract. He said the new coach will be expected to return Magosi to the Premier league immediately and to also forge a youth development program within the club to give it a sustainable production of youth players to feed the senior team.

With regards Moswaane, the Centre Chiefs chairman said the new GM ‘will be in charge of overall administration of the club working under direct supervision of the Secretary General and the chairman as well as reporting to the Executive Committee.’

“Moswaane brings in vast experience as he is the former General Manager of Jwaneng Galaxy. He will be in charge of the strategic plan and it’s implementation particularly on compliance matters and business development of the club. He will be the conduit between the Executive, sponsors, players and our supporters across the country,” noted Mothulatshipi.

Meanwhile, the Centre Chiefs chairman said they are making progress especially on the transformation agenda as they continue to lodge all paperwork in relation to the process. 

“We continue to engage branches and founders in everything we do to make it seem less process of transformation to become a private entity,” he said.

He further said they have gone aggressive on the infrastructure development of the club particularly the famed River Plate ground as they embark on return to play. 

“We are doing everything possible to make it our home: a conducive home for all of us, but also with a view to make income through all our assets as a club,” said Mothulatshipi.

He further added that they have embarked on a mass production of club replica as a means to make revenue off it. 

“We have therefore commissioned Dlala to start the process. We will need tighter controls and management of these replicas so that we get the returns anticipated.” 

Mothulatshipi noted that their social media pages and other communication platforms are now functioning.

“We need to engage thoroughly and extensively as a committee on the best ways to make Centre Chiefs top 3 club in Botswana, to engage our partners in the PTY LTD on how best we can maximize on the assets and the products of the club, as well as to work more together and to engage on a weekly basis on the best way forward,” Mothulatshipi concluded.

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