Francistown-based football club, TAFIC have secured the services of Zimbabwean gaffer, Saul Chaminuka.
TAFIC chairman, Carlos Sebina, told this publication that Chaminuka will be assisted by Shine Maleke.
“Our new coach arrived in Botswana last week Friday and he has been attending our training sessions to access players so that he can decide how to beef up the squad ahead of the new season,” the seemingly elated Sebina divulged.
Sebina said currently they are processing Chaminuka’s work and residence permits for him to resume his duties in earnest.
“We are just hopeful that we will be able to complete all the necessary paper work. Chaminuka passed the interview for the coaching position and we strongly belief that he will help our club to compete and maintain its premier league status,” he added.
TAFIC’s long-time servant, another Zimbabwe coach, Elias Chinyemba together with his assistant, Lovemore Mokgweetsi have been relegated to the club’s under 19.
Chinyemba, a reliable servant to Machimenyenga – as TAFIC are known by its legion of supporters – does not possess the necessary qualifications to coach at the elite league, that is why the team management decided to look for a more qualified and experienced coach to take over.
Chinyemba helped TAFIC to regain promotion to the Premier league after they were condemned to the lower league during the 2017/2019 season. Many TAFIC fans admire Chinyemba a lot as he is viewed as the club’s Moses who normally rescues them in times of trouble.
Veteran gaffer Chaminuka has coached numerous clubs in his native country, Zimbabwe. Among them are Dynamos, Warriors and Masvingo Pirates. The well-travelled Chaminuka was once an assistant coach for the Zimbabwean national team.
His biggest task this season will be to ensure that Tafic retain Premier league status. The team management is hard at work trying to secure sponsorships for the club with lack of funds having been blamed for the team’s failure to maintain its premier league status.