Francistown based BTC Premiership outfit TAFIC sporting club this week confirmed the depature of their head coach Maxwell Moyo and his assistant Elias Chinyemba.
The rather surprising announcement comes after a short lived and yet troubled relationship between the two parties. In an exclusive interview with BG Sport earlier this week, TAFIC Public Relations officer Warrant Kolola was at pains to divulge information on new developments at the team.
A rather cagey Kolola said the team’s main focus is on the weekend League encounter against the Lobatse based Extension Gunners at the Francistown Sports complex tomorrow evening (Saturday).
Nevertheless, Kolola confirmed that Matjimenyenga have since secured the services of experienced local coach Rapelang ‘Razor’ Tsatsilebe who is expected to be howling instructions from the touchline when they face Mapantsula.
Although all seem to be well at the club, a source close to TAFIC did not mince his words as he said that there is trouble in paradise since Chinyemba and Moyo were both given a raw deal as they were expelled before they could be hauled before a disciplinary hearing for under performance.
“Chinyemba has been with the club since their campaign in the National First Division league and he never disappointed the team at any given point in time.
As for Moyo, he only sat on the bench twice against Gaborone United and Sankoyo Bush Bucks. He was also given the boot prematurely,” the source continued.
BG Sport is also reliable informed that the delay in the issuance of Moyo’s workers and resident permit was not as a result of the Immigration Department as initially claimed by the team management. Instead, it has come into the open that an agent who was used by the club to solicit the coach’s permits decided not to hand over the required papers as he was owed money by TAFIC . “It was only towards the end of last year that the agent was fully paid hence Moyo’s brief appearances on the TAFIC bench. Bearing that in mind, on what basis can one say Moyo was fired including his assistant coach who has been doing a very great job? We understand that the team needs results but people should not be undermined like it has been done with our former two coaches,”the source said.
Meanwhile reliable sources within TAFIC said the club management said former Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker Bonolo Fraser is on his way to the Francistown outfit. Fraiser is n currently playing for Serowe’s Miscellaneous. TAFIC are currently languishing at position 14 with 14 points since the beginning of the first round and it will remain to be seen as to whether they will claim bragging rights in Francistown against Mapantsula.