Signs two year extension to stay at Prisons XI
Philemon Makhwengwe recently turned down an offer to become the Gaborone United head coach in favour of a contract extension with current employers, Prisons XI. Makhwengwe had previously been caught in between two offers from Prisons and GU but he chose the former and signed a two year deal.
Gazette Sport has been informed that GU were “dragging their feet” in their attempt to land Makhwengwe, their current financial turmoil presented an uncertain future for the coach. They reportedly failed to match or beat Prisons XI’s second offer.
This publication has established that his new two year contract also has a clause in which he could part ways with the club at any moment within the next two years. Makhwengwe will now focus on the upcoming 2018/2019 BTC Premiership season as his newly promoted team will be aiming to stay afloat.
Reached for comment, the coach informed this reporter that his main aim is to make Prisons XI a regular participant in the main league before embarking on a personal mission when his contract elapses.
“I want to concentrate on helping the team remain stable in the Premier League, we are looking forward to the start of the season. Safety will be our first priority. After my time at Prisons XI I might go back home to help out my community. I want to focus on unearthing and developing talent in my community, that would be fulfilling,” said Makhwengwe.
Prisons XI will kick off their BTC Premiership season against Jwaneng Galaxy at the Molepolole Sports Complex on August 18.