Newly promoted Tafic will hold trials for three weeks starting June 1st as they plan to beef up their squad in preparation for the 2017/18 BTC Premiership season.
Speaking to Voice Sport on Wednesday afternoon club Technical Manager Carlos Motaung said the trials will last close to a month as they want to give their yet to be hired coach time to look at the players in as many game situations as possible.
“We want whoever will take over as head coach to have ample time to look at the players he would have chosen in training and friendly games. With this in mind we’ll organize a lot of friendly matches. It would be unfair on both the coaches and players not to do that,” Motaung told Voice Sport.
Quizzed on how many players they would pick from the try outs the Matjimenyenga Boys Technical Chief said the new coach would decided on that.
“We will have a new coach and it would only be just for him to look at what we have and beef up where he thinks we are lacking.
We cannot choose players for him” Motaung said.
Responding to enquires on whom they would hire Motaung responded “We have advertised the job and we are getting a lot of CVs. By mid next week we will have a short list”.
He went on to say that no local had applied for the job yet.
“We have received applications from three Zambians and eight Zimbabweans so far” Motaung said adding that coach Elias Chimbemba, who spearheaded The Red’s successful promotional bid after three seasons in the doldrums will stay on as assistant coach.
Tafic have to replace Elias as according to Botswana Premier League regulations only coaches with a CAF B license or hold better qualification can coach in the country’s top tier.
Chinyemba holds a CAF C license.