Galaxy assistant coach Matshediso Moseki has fired a warning to champions Township Rollers that Jwaneng Galaxy are going all-out to take their Premier League crown this season. Hopes are high at Galaxy after they mauled Prisons XI 5 nil on the opening weekend of the new campaign.
Over the weekend, Moseki revealed the team’s ambitions of winning both the 2018/2019 season BTC premiership title and the Top 8 tournament. “The squad we have last year is ready to compete and we have signed seven new players to beef up the squad. We no longer want to be in the second position we want to win anything on offer,” said the expectant Moseki.
For the two past seasons, Galaxy finished the league as runners-up to Township Rollers. The team has hired a new coach, Miguel Da Costa on a 1 year contract. Costa will be working with the Moseki and will not be bringing his own assistant coach. Former BDF XI and Zebras goalkeeper Modiri Marumo has been brought in as the goalkeeper coach. The management has promised to support the technical team to achieve their mandate.
On the drive to turn around the team to be self sustainable, team’s chairperson Njabulo Gilika said “We have a plan to commercialise the team so that Galaxy does not rely on hand outs from the Debswana mine and well wishers. We want the team to be sustainable and having sufficient resources to manage its affairs without having to struggle looking for donors,” he said.
He further explained that in their efforts to commercialise the team they have already setup a full time sports shop in Jwaneng where they self the team’s merchandise. Galaxy also has an ambition of setting up a women’s team to compliment the junior teams they have. The management has set a two year target to have established a women’s team.
Galaxy started the BTC premiership league season on a positive note by thrrashing new comers, Prisons XI 5 nil in Otse on Saturday. Galaxy host Security Systems in their second league match.