Santos suspend headcoach

Taolo Tlouetsile
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
TOSSED OUT: Blessing Moyo TOSSED OUT: Blessing Moyo

BTC premiership outfit  Uniao Flamingo Santos are alleged to have parted ways with their headcoach Blessing Moyo who joined the club at the beginning of the season. 

The Gabane-based outfit roped in the services of the Zimbabwean coach to boost their campaign this season. However there have been allegations of gross misconduct by 

the former TAFIC headcoach during his two months’ stay at Santos. 

Moyo joined Ma-14 after the ambitious Gabane outfit could not secure the services of former national team coach Stanley Tshosane and former BFA technical officer Philimon Makhwengwe. BG sport can reveal that the club president Mokganedi Molefe preferred the former Zebras headcoach and the illustrious Makhwengwe who at one point oversaw the national Under 20 team.

Moyo guided the then Debswana National First Division (NFD) favourites TAFIC to spot number one before being relieved of his duties with about five games to end of the 2016/17 season. BG sport is reliably informed that Moyo is likely to be fired from his second job only months after leaving TAFIC. Santos, TAFIC and Sharps Shooting Stars were promoted to the top league at the beginning of the season. Santos and Sharps are already under the guidance of caretaker coaches due to suspensions of their headcoaches. 

The former players Innocent Ranku and Kgosietsile Mampori have been coaching the club for the past few seasons while the team was still playing in the NFD south. The two have been appointed temporary coach and assistant respectively. Ranku and Mampori led Ma-14 against Security Systems at Molepolole Sports Complex before taking a long away trip to play Sankoyo Bush Bucks in Maun on Saturday.

In an interview this week, Santos chairman Major Boiki Lesotlho confirmed to BG sport that Moyo has been suspended. “He is suspended indefinitely pending investigations,” explained Lesotlho. Santos have already played six league games, winning two and losing four times under Moyo. Nevertheless the Santos chairman did not state when will the investigations be completed and whether the findings will be made public.

 The former TAFIC coach declined to comment on the issue saying, “I am not in a position to talk about that, let them (Santos management) handle it the way they want. Sorry, I am not in a position to comment. I love the game, some things can derail you and there are people who depend on you.” Santos are currently in position 14 of league with six points. Santos   face Sankoyo Bush Bucks in Maun this Saturday.

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