Maseru, April 04 — The Mafeteng based outfit Bantu is in search of Mr. Abram Mongoya’s replacement to fill the gap he left after resigning from his coaching reins on Monday in a letter he wrote to the club.
Bantu Communications and Marketing Manager (CMM) Mr. Pule Mosoatsi told the agency on Tuesday that the club’s management has already identified three names for the coaching job.
However, he refused to mention them by name even to say if they are local or international coaches, saying their identity will be revealed in due course.
When asked if the new coach will also be given a mandate, he said it will not be making sense to do with only six matches remaining before the soccer season ends.
“Bantu FC is left with only six matches to go this season and it will not be making sense to expect the coach who will be new to the set up to win all the remaining sex matches, he highlighted.
He nonetheless explained that like any other team in the Vodacom Premier League, the expectation will be for Bantu to win all their matches in order to return to the top of the Premier league log table.
When asked to explain why Mr. Mongoya resigned, he said in his letter of resignation the former Bantu coach stated that it was due to his family reasons, saying the club’s management arranged a meeting with him on the same day but it was not easy to convince him to stay.
He conceded that it was a coincidence that Mr. Mongoya’s resignation came when the team was struggling with results after losing two matches in a row against Matlama and Lesotho Defence Force (LDF).
The CMM said Mr. Mongoya’s Assistant coach is still with the team but could not say if he will be expected to take over the coaching reins or not.
Bantu FC is currently in second position behind LDF as a point separates these two teams even though the Mafeteng based outfit has a game in hand.
Linare FC is also in the Vodacom Premier League race in third position with last season’s league champions Matlama galloping on fourth position after defeating Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) 1-0 last weekend.