Rovers boss eyes re­turn to glory days

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

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.

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