Monday, January 18, 2021

Nare reunites with Gunners

The new committee that took reins at the troubled Lobatse premier league club seems to have hit the ground running.

Barely five days since taking over, the committee has already managed to lure back its want-away coach, Daniel ‘Chico Dance’ Nare.

The mentor, who parted ways with the team under a cloud this past week, changed heart after the new committee persuaded him to take reins again.

“All I can confirm at the moment is that ‘Chico’ is back with the team until further notice. I cannot divulge anything more as it is at the moment a matter between an employer and an employee,” the team chairman, Ludo Kemoeng, told Standard Sport.

Kemoeng said the new executive is still trying to deal with issues internally before they can divulge any to the public.

Nare was in charge yesterday during Gunners epic battle with title challengers, ECCO City Greens, at the Francistown Stadium.

Nare’s return will be a boost for Gunners as they seek to revive their title challenge, which took a knock due to its internal crisis.

Since taking the reins at Extension Gunners three seasons ago, Nare has transformed the side from perennial relegation candidates to a formidable side that it was back in the early 1990s.

Before the current crisis came to a boil, Gunners, who seemed on the mend following their poor start to the season, were touted as possible title contenders.

On the status of the team, Kemoeng said the mood in the team camp is very hopeful despite the well known challenges that are facing the team. He further told Standard Sport that want-away star midfielder, Ofentse Mmipi, is still with the Lobatse outfit.

On other issues, Kemoeng says his new executive is busy trying to restore calm at the club.
“At the moment, we are engaged in an internal review to get all the stakeholders to appreciate the club’s current situation,” he informed Standard Sport.

He says they expect to update everyone on the way forward for the club once all the consultations have been done, which he says will be in two weeks’ time.

Meanwhile, the club has not yet filled at least two of the positions vacated by the immediate past executive committee. According to Kemoeng, the new committee will appoint people to take the positions ‘in due course.’ The new executive committee appointed on Sunday has Kemoeng as the club Chairman with Terror Mokwena as his Vice. Other committee members are, Alfred Molokwane (Team Manager) Patrick Ranko (Assistant Manager), Marshlow Motlogelwa as the team treasurer and Nelson Radijeng as the Public Relations Officer.


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