Home » News » Sports » Moyo resurfaces at Tafic

Moyo resurfaces at Tafic

Publishing Date : 10 July, 2017


Premier League rookies Tafic Football Club are reported to have agreed a deal with experienced league coach Maxwell Moyo. The move follows the club’s failure to negotiate with Serbian mentor Dragojlo Stanojlovic whom Rollers has won over with a technical directors’ post.

The deal between Moyo and Tafic is still unspecified, but sources are confident that the Zimbabwean gaffer will be given an opportunity to lead the Francistown outfit. Tafic management is said to be working around the clock to satisfy Moyo‘s demands. The deal with Drago fell off due to issues of accommodation, it is alleged.  Reports indicate that Tafic had wanted to offer Drago a salary close to P14 000 per month and have the Serbian take care of his own accommodation costs.

However, in Moyo, Tafic are believed to have snatched a quality coach who can catapult the club back to its glory days. Moyo once led Lobatse outfit Extension Gunners where he won the penultimate edition of the Coca- Cola Cup in 2011. He has also coached Police XI. Since disappearing at Police XI, Moyo has been club-less, as he expressed little faith in local clubs.

Now it remains to be seen whether he will feel he is able to accept the Tafic offer, despite the acceptance that further significant squad strengthening will take place after arriving at the often difficult premier league season. Reinforcements will have to be made in central midfield and with the addition of a back-up goalkeeper.

While Tafic will only publicly address the coach situation once the pre-season break is complete, discussions have been taking place for some time behind the scenes with known names linked with them. Chico Nare, too, was once in the club’s rada but soon after, the discussions died off with nothing said of the deal. “Yes it is true we have employed Moyo, but remember it is not yet official,” one Tafic committee member told this publication.

The possibility that Tafic, currently the champions of First Division North, may find itself battling relegation to return to the lower league had been mooted as a potential obstacle to Moyo's capture. While that would have serious and or little implications for the club's attempts to balance the books where finances is sometimes an issue, sources close to the negotiations have suggested Moyo would actually not be discouraged from joining them. Indeed, he could consider it an even greater challenge.

But principal among his concerns, it is said, is the amount of power he would be permitted to wield at the Francistown side. The sudden move by the Matjimenyenga management to turn to him after failing to match Rollers’ offer on Drago may have frustrated him.  Sources say, the club should demonstrate seriousness and faith on him right from the beginning. Yet if all agreed, Moyo would have to accept the existing structure in place at the club and start drilling the side as a head coach.



Do you think the closure of BCL will compel SPEDU to double their efforts in creating job opportunities in the Selibe Phikwe?