BMC coach, Daniel “Chico” Nare, is regretting his side’s failure to have a proper pre-season training before the league kicks off.
Just like last season, the future of BMC took long before it was decided as they were awaiting the High Court ruling concerning the registration and ownership of the club.┬á When that was all cleared, Ezinkomo were only left with a week before the commencement of the season.
To add more salt to their pain, a number of players had already defected to seek greener pastures.
In the past week ahead of their opening 2014/15 Premier League game against Nico United this afternoon, BMC had only 10 players registered under their club. The management was running helter skelter to get players on loans from other clubs.
By Thursday, Gaborone United (GU) came to the rescue as they loaned Mpho Kgaswane, Kabo Rasuping and Mathews Moruti to Ezinkomo.
They have also signed former GU defender, Tumisang Sekanonyana. The club’s management is still hoping that before the close of the transfer window they would have managed to secure more players.
“It’s more frustrating than last season because this time around we did not have players. This is going to force us to do our pre-season when the league is already in progress. It is going to take time to find our footing but I want to believe that if the players put more effort we’ll get there. The first game (against Nico) will give us an idea on the areas we need to improve on going forward,” said Nare who has just penned a new two year contract with the club.
BMC manager, Nelson Radijeng, admitted that his side is going to find life difficult in the opening games but promised that they are doing their best to ensure that the team competes strongly.
“We know that it is going to be tough but we’ll do our best to assemble a competitive squad. We’ve already roped in Butcher (Tumisang Sekanonyana) who we believe that his experience will be vital. He is not new to the club and with the likes of Talky (Tshepo Motlhabankwe) I believe we have the experience we need at the back,” said Radijeng.
In a bid to strengthen their team, Radijeng said they have also roped in former Gaborone United chairman Kelesitse Gilika as their general manager.
Gilika, who has vast experience in football administration, is expected to turn the fortunes of the club around.
“We have no doubt he (Gilika) is the right man for the job since he is not aligned to any club. He will be in charge of the club’s day to day running,” said Radijeng.