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I have nothing to lose – Nare

I have nothing to lose – Nare
January 16
12:25 2018
  • Says new head coach at Orapa United is in no hurry to take over the team


Former Extension Gunners head coach who is now assistant coach at Orapa United, Daniel ‘Chicco’ Nare, says he has nothing to lose following the announcement of Bongani Mafu as head coach of the ‘Ostriches.’

Mafu was appointed as head coach of the Orapa side a fortnight ago after penning a two-year contract while Nare will deputise the Zimbabwean gaffer. This is an unfamiliar development for Nare who has never played second fiddle to anyone, having been head coach for teams like Extension Gunners, Gilport Lions (formerly BMC FC ) and Miscellaneous.

“What am I losing?, he queried rhetorically. “Mafu is a good guy and coach. Ever since he came, he never wanted to take the glory and has shown to be easy to work with. He never wanted to claim the team immediately but will take it over gradually. We are working well together and I have no problem as I came here well aware of my role in the club.” Nare was speaking after the ‘Ostriches’ beat Mochudi Centre Chiefs at Molepolole on Saturday. The encounter began on a highly charged tempo, with both teams showing a determination to win in a clash of the big boys of local football. However it was the Ostriches who drew first blood with an easy tap into the goals by Gift Moyo on the 12th minute following Chiefs defensive errors.

The game went on with both team teams attacking each other vehemently but neither team scored. It went to the break with the Ostriches leading 1-0.

The second half persisted with both teams attacking each other but without results. The game ended 1-0 in favour of the Ostriches who are now in third place with 22 points after 14 games. Magosi, on the other hand, are at 14th position with 15 points after 14 games.

“I thought we were good on the balance of play in the first half,” said Nare. “We entered their 18 yards constantly and created more chances and should have got several goals. It was never going to be an interesting game as this is the first game of the year when players are still rusty. We knew we would struggle for rhythm and cohesion, but I’m happy with the win.”

Said the caretaker coach of the losing side, Innocent Morapedi; “We conceded through a crazy mistake that ended up costing us a game.  But I have never seen a football game where one team doesn’t win through the opponents’ mistakes. We created chances but it was never meant to be.”



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