Stuttering Nico United are relying on newly appointed Wesley Mondo’s wealth of experience and knowledge of Botswana football to avoid relegation.
Late last week, the Zambian-born gaffer signed a six-month contract with the Selibe-Phikwe based outfit. Mondo is expected to be with the club until the end of the current season.
Mothusi Taolo, the Nico United chairperson, confirmed the engagement of Mondo and that they are hopeful he will deliver as promised.
Mondo replaces Kenneth Mogae, who was dismissed end of last year.
Despite Nico United’s good run in the Mascom Top-8 tournament where they are semifinalists, Mogae and his charges found the going tough in the league.
With Nico United sitting precariously on the 12th position on the log table, the 2014/15 Mascom Top-8 tournament semi-finalists took a deliberate decision to part ways with the former Zebras assistant coach.
“We have settled for a six-month contract with Mondo with an option of a renewing the agreement thereafter,” Taolo told The Patriot on Sunday.
According to Taolo, the extension or non-renewal of the contract will be guided by the team’s performance during the last half of the ongoing season.
Mondo is expected to wave his magic wand in the period of six months and ensure that the club remains in the premier league. Judging from his previous achievements, Mondo could be what the doctor has prescribed for Nico United. In his first ever flirtation with the local game, Mondo finished second on the log table while coaching Centre Chiefs.
The following year, Mondo guided Rollers to the league title in the 2011/12 season before heading back to his native Zambia and subsequently joined MTN-FAZ Premier League side, Kabwe Warriors.