Notwane Football club president, Tebogo Sebego is a real ball of fire, has set himself, his executive committee and his team a tough target to score their way to an outright promotion up to the elite league at the end of the ongoing 2017/2018 season.
The newly appointed Notwane president plans to have the team promoted to the major league without going through the playoffs, and this means not losing more than three games throughout the season.
So far, ‘Sechaba’ or ‘Toronto,’ as the team is affectionately known has had a roaring start to the season, having won their first two games without conceding a goal.
“I have set targets for the team. This year we are not losing more than three games and I want the team to get automatic qualification into the elite premier league,” Sebego said.
The ambitious leader also has plans for the Notwane youth structure: “I am planning with the technical team to start under 13 and 15 immediately so that at the age of 17 some will be able to graduate into the senior team. We have to do that to develop and adopt kids into Notwane culture and its philosophy” said Sebego.
Ever the no slouch go getter, Sebego says he would not want Notwane to spend money buying players; instead teams should buy from Notwane at a profit. He pointed out that teams like Santos, Notwane and Matebejane that had youth structures were crippled by other teams that took their players for free despite huge investment the teams incurred in developing those players.
“Since I came in as the leader I have received positive enquiries from prospective partners who want to know our vision. Soon we will be having something concrete to talk about for the betterment of the team” said Sebego. He told Sunday Standard that should all the deals they are eying materialises it would be a giant step towards good things for Notwane. Sebego said there will be scrutinizing potential partners before they put pen to paper to avoid conflicts that arises after.
Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Township Rollers, Gaborone United and Gilport Lions are some of the teams that were surrounded by controversy in their efforts to commercials.
He encouraged supporters to continue going to the games in large numbers so that players can deliver and bring home the desired results.