His most compelling assignment is to ensure that Magosi returns to the premier league where they believe things have been dull since they left in 2019
Kgatleng giants Mochudi Centre Chiefs gave a hint of their ambitions for the season by naming one of the most experienced gaffers, Daniel Chicco Nare, as head coach recently.
‘Magosi,’ as Chiefs are affectionately known, were quick to dismiss reports that Nare had resigned because of an alleged breach of contract just two weeks after being named their head coach, saying their new man was sitting firmly in his appointed place.
Nare, who was appointed late December 2022, has been tasked with taking the team back to the premier league after it was relegated in 2019.
The Chairman of Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Victor Kobe, told Gazette Sports that nothing will detract them from delivering on their key ambition of returning to the elite league.
He said all players are motivated to continue where they left off last year when the First Division South league took a Christmas break.
Magosi are currently in position two with 16 points from eight matches and will be looking to continue their impressive run of form under Nare.
Last season, Centre Chiefs finished second and went on to play runners-up from First Division North’s Eleven Angels for a final slot in the league but were thoroughly beaten by the Francistown side.
Kobe emphasised that their target is to gain direct promotion in order to avoid the gamble of playoffs. “We are prepared this time around,” he said. “You will remember that we fell short last season, hence we have appointed a capable coach to lead us to the promise land.
“There are great expectations among our supporters and investors this season. That is why we will push hard until we gain promotion because we have many matches to play.”
Kobe asserted that the club’s relegation from the premier league in 2019 created a void there, saying Magosi must return to enliven things in Botswana’s top flight football.
He noted that as part of motivating their players, they have made a contractual undertaking to them players and the technical team that they will receive winning bonuses.
“There is no turning back on this,” Kobe said. “Our players are aware of how much we want to go back to the elite league. Those spreading falsehoods that we have parted with our coach are proof that when you start doing good things, there will be naysayers.”
He took the opportunity to appeal Magosi faithfuls to rally behind the team as a force for motivation.