Monday, February 26, 2024

Nare satisfied with their performance

BMC head coach, Daniel ‘Chicco’ Nare, says he is satisfied with the performances of his team to date.

After beating Police XI 1-0 in a be MOBILE Premier League game on Saturday afternoon, Ezinkomo sit on second spot with 28 points from 14 games, six points adrift of pacesetters Mochudi Chiefs.

“Our aim is to finish in the top four bracket and it’s possible if we continue getting results. The good thing is that I’ve shared my vision with the players and I keep on reminding them after every game not to forget our objective. The main challenge for me is whether we’ll be able to maintain our performance until the season ends,” said Nare.

Since the start of the season, BMC have been playing entertaining football which continues to attract more people to their games. When the season started, BMC went into the transfer market, bringing in a number of players who have improved their fortunes this season.

Hillary Madzivenyeka, Lesego Lubinda (both from relegated Motlakase), Kemmy Pilato (Extension Gunners) and Sageby Sandaka (Chiefs) are some of the players who were signed by the Lobatse side.

But Nare insists that his squad needs a bit of strengthening in goalkeeping, defence and strike-force. “We need an experienced goalkeeper who will give (Cosmas) Lombala and (Takudzwa) Ndoro competition. Sometimes we play without them because of work commitments, so having another goalkeeper will help,” he added.

Nare further pointed out that a vocal central defender and a striker will complete his team for the season.

Nare’s situation is not helped by the fact that Sandaka seems to be on his way back to Gaborone United (GU). According to sources close to Sandaka, GU has offered him an offer he cannot resist. That means the burden of scoring goals will remain with Kenanao Kgetholetsile who is a target of opposition in most cases.

Nare is keeping his fingers crossed that their Burundian striker Christopher Ndiyashimne arrives at the club during the January transfer window. Ndiyashimne has agreed to join Ezinkomo but had to finish the season with his club first.

“The problem is that he doesn’t have a passport and it requires a lot of money from him. If he fails to join us, we’ll have to look elsewhere,” Nare said.

BMC face a difficult assignment this weekend when they take on national champions Township Rollers. It will be interesting to see who comes tops in the fixture as Rollers are third on the log.

Meanwhile, Chiefs continue to sit at the summit of the elite league after their 2-0 win over Notwane at the weekend. Chiefs’ goals were scored by the in-form Mara Moloi and Joel Mogorosi.
Chiefs lead the pack with 34 points from 14 games and they are left with a match away to TAFIC to end their first round programme.


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