When the league commenced, Francistown side, Tafic, started the league on a high note as they were registering positive results.
The team supporters even started attending the matches in their numbers. The supporters were beginning to remember those yester years when the team was untouchable in the mid and late nineties. The good performance of Tafic even saw them starting the second round well.
However, things started to deteriorate as teams began to collect points from them.
So far, the best position on which they can finish this season on is position 10 and they man even fall to 12.
The poor performance of the team, has led to some allegations that point fingers at the management.
One player who preferred anonymity told Sunday Standard that lack of depth was the main reason for Tafic’s downfall.
“We started the league well but crumbled along the way because we do not have many players who are experienced. We dropped points where it mattered the most because that is where experience and depth are needed. We had problems in times of suspensions and injuries,” he said.
The player even went on to say the issue of money was also the major issue that led to the team’s downfall. He said the players were not motivated enough because they would go for months without any payment.
“Which player can really play on an empty stomach, it was a serious issue and that somehow contributed to the problem. I can tell you, had we not started collecting points earlier on, we would be talking something different because maybe we could be fighting relegation,” he said.
Contacted for comment, both Tafic Manager and coach, Manyika Gwakuba and Paul Moyo referred all enquiries to the team chairman, Nawa. Efforts to contact him were futile as his phone rang unanswered.
In the early and mid nineties, Tafic had great players such as Tumie Duiker, Jomo Mosweu, BB Sechele, Wrist Mmusi and Senjoba Senjoba. They always finished in reputable positions in the league and even played in African champions competitions.