Sebego vows to revive Notwane
By Martin Fani
Newly elected Notwane Football Club President, Tebogo Sebego, says his main objective is to put together a bold strategy to help increase the team's chances of returning to the elite league. Sebego was elected into the club's top position last week following the team members’ plea to acquire his services at their annual general meeting, AGM, that was held a few months back.
The former Botswana Football Association president joins the team that has been struggling to make a premier league comeback following their awful relegation three season’s back.
Notwane FC executive committee held a strategic review, which was supported by the former FIFA southern and eastern region development officer, Ashford Mamelodi, in their quest to implement a strategy that will leapfrog the team to the elite league football once again.
Sebego said it’s very significant for them to go back to the premiership hence his intentions to come up with a strategic plan that will also revive the team’s developments structures.
“Everyone at Notwane is happy because of the enhanced management and I have to ensure that the club has a strategy, which I believe is on the right track. We have engaged the people who have experience and good background of such things. All I want is to help the team to regain their premiership status, and I am adamant that we can manage,” he said.
He further cited his intentions to rebrand so as to increase the team’s support base in order for them to become a united team vying for one common goal.
“It is important for the club members to unite and rally behind the team and the management at all costs, because we can’t achieve our mandate without them,” added Sebego.
According to Sebego’s administrative point of view of why the team has been struggling all along to get premiership promotion, is that they have been facing financial challenges, which hindered them to achieve their targets.
“The team, was not as organised as they are currently, because of monetary challenges that they have been facing all along. A team of this calibre can’t operate without a proper strategy because no investors and sponsors will be interested to inherit such a club. Therefore, we have to have a direction that will benefit the team,” he explained.
Sebego served in the BFA for 12 years, and eight years were spent as a legal advisor serving under different presidents before he became the president in 2012, which he held for years. Notwane is currently plying its trade in the Debswana First Division South region, which they intend to kiss goodbye at the end of the season.