Makhwengwe, Holy Ghosts’ messiah

Kitso Ramono
TACTICIAN: Makhwengwe

Phillimon Makwengwe, the head coach of Holy Ghost, has proven to be one of the top coaches in the country to grace the football industry.

Makwengwe’s presence can be felt wherever he goes.

Holy Ghost appointed Makwengwe as their head coach in February of this year, after parting ways with Rapelang Raizor Tsatsilebe due to the team’s dismal performance in the league.

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Raizor had only four draws and one victory in the league at the time of his dismissal.

The architect and mastermind of local football, Makwengwe pulled the relegation contender and premier league rookies from the bottom of the league and managed to earn 15 points in nine games, moving them from position 16 in the log to position 13 with 22 points.

They did this by defeating and tying with some of the league’s top teams, including Township Rollers, Orapa United, and Eleven Angels, whose nine-game winning streak they recently ended over the weekend by two goals to nil at Molepolole Sports Complex.

When asked what magic he performed on the team, Makwengwe responded that he made sure to concentrate on the players’ technical skills when he initially arrived at Holy Ghost.

“When I arrived at Holy Ghost, I made sure that each player knew exactly what his position was and that they were all aware of it. I also made sure that I gave some players structural tasks so that they could be accountable and, most importantly, enjoy the game while they were playing,” said Makwengwe.

The football expert added that he appreciates efficiency and believes that players should be aware of agent requests during games.

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Additionally, he says that he applauds any players who take his advice to heart and diligently apply it to their games. “My players are really considerate individuals who follow my teachings and put them into practice as I direct,” said Makwengwe.

Makwengwe said that he does not see why they do not have a chance of surviving relegation as his main goal when hired by Holy Ghost was to save them from relegation, which appears to be going rather well.

At the end, Makwengwe expressed his disapproval to some of the officials, saying they needed to be brought to task. “Our games between Systems and GU were not refereed fairly, which is why I cannot comprehend the mindset of our match officials these days. In order to eliminate the bad apples from our game, I believe it is essential to implement our intelligence services like they did in South Africa,” Makwengwe concluded.

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