Rovers boss eyes return to glory days
NEWLY-ELECTED Rovers president Teboho Nzeku has vowed to take the National University of Lesotho (NUL) side back to its glory days.
Nzeku, who was last Friday elected to the position unopposed, told the Lesotho Times he was determined to take the Dynamites from relegation dogfights to once again challenging for silverware.
Rovers were league champions in the 1996 season, and went on to play in the Confederation of African Football Champions League. However, since then, the university said has been in and out of top flight football.
“For Rovers to once again become a force to reckon with, reinforcing the technical department should be a priority. We have been operating without key members of the coaching staff,” Nzeku said.
“We have already identified an experienced goalkeeper who will come in as a goalkeeper coach. We also intend to register him as a player, so he can play in cases of emergency. Kabelo Ramulula is also returning to join our technical team after his stint with first division side Van Rooyen.”
Nzeku said the newly-elected seven member committee was equally determined to ensure Rovers was among the premiership’s top-eight teams.
“I think we have the capacity to fight for a place among the top eight teamsams if not four.”
He said there were many positivesives to be taken from last season despite Rovers ending the campaign on position 12 in the 14-team log.
“We managed to hold clubs likee Matlama, Lioli and LCS to draws last season,eason, and I think we can get inspirationn from that in building a competitive side,”ide,” said Nzeku.
“It is also important to have a balalance between players outside NULUL and those from the institution. I think the imbalance of previousus years was one of the reasons for innstability at the club.
“I am happy with the new committee, because it is also composed of student representatives and thee institute’s management.”
The Dynamites boss also said he intended to rope in some club leggends to help restore the club.
“I have been negotiating withth former players so they can come on board as part of the managementnt and have a say in what goes on at the club. However, I am not yet in a position to reveal their names at thisis stage,” Nzeku said.
“We need people who played for or this club and understand the cullture of the team to guide the play- ers.”
NEWLY-ELECTED Rovers president Teboho Nzeku.