Makhwengwe back at GU

SHARE   |   Monday, 02 December 2019   |   By Ricardo Kanono
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Gaborone  United(GU)  has appointed  Philimon  Makhwengwe  as the  new   club  coach  following  the    departure   of  Nikola Kavazovic   who spent   some few  months   with  the   team   before  he was forced    to   resign   due to a hostile  supporters  of the  team. Just    few  months  after  being  in the dugout  for Moyagoleele Kavazovic   is already  out  of the  club   after   his  life  was  threatened   last  weekend  by   multitudes   of GU fans  following the  team’s 1-0  loss  to Jwaneng  Galaxy  during the  Mascom Top8 tournament. The Serbian gaffer was   whisked away by the police   from the   Galaxy stadium on Sunday however midweek   he   tendered   his resignation at the club

Just this  week   news were rife that  Security  Systems  ‘s  high  flying coach  Daniel  Nare  might   be  headed  to  GU, nonetheless    it seems like the  move did not  materialize   even  though  it was reported that   the  gaffer  was  offered   a  very  lucrative   contract. Makhwengwe  has  been  with   the GU  development   side  after   leaving the  senior team at the  end of  last season    to  pave  way  for the  employment  of a new  coach. Therefore  he will  hold the  fort  until the end of the  2019/20  season  before the management  can  decide  whether   to look for  a new  coach    or continue  with  him.


Following   Makgwengwe’s arrival   it means GU has had   three coaches   in just a matter   of   four months. At the  start  of the  season   the club   was under  the leadership    of Mandinda Ndlovu   but  due to  unforeseen  circumstances  he fell   sick, a predicament   which  forced  him  out of the job. The later  on the club    then  sort   the  services  of  Kavazovic   who  did not last long  too and then  now  comes  Da Phil. Makhwengwe  takes over   from Khalid Nyonzima    who   was in  charge of the  team in the   premier   league  midweek  fixture  agaisnt  Extension Gunners.


However Makhwengwe is not new   to the   GU setup as this will be the   third   time for him to coach the club. He  first   led the team  in  2012  where  he won the  then Coca Cola Cup  with   the team  and   then   returned  for the  second  time  last  season where he led the  team  to   the  Mascom Top8 final  though  he  did lose it to Galaxy. As  Makhwengwe  makes  his return  back  he finds  the team on position   seven  of the BTC Premiership  and  have   to overcome a 1-0  deficit  of Jwaneng Galaxy  on the Mascom Top8  if  he  wants his team   to progress  to  the semifinals  next  weekend. He will have   to work hard and stir the ship out of the tide.

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