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Sebina to take TAFIC to the Promised Land

Publishing Date : 26 November, 2018


The newly elected TAFIC Football Club Chairperson, Carlos Sebina has promised to transform the Francistown based club which was relegated to the dusty grounds in Debswana First Division North league during the 2017/2018 season.

Since the beginning of the current season, TAFIC has been on song, so far the team is at the summit of First Division North log with 13 points from five games and they are yet to taste defeat. In an interview with WeekendSport, Sebina said ever since he assumed his new role he has realised that TAFIC does not have management structures which might have contributed to the fall of Matjimenyenga as TAFIC is popularly called by its legion of supporters.

“My preliminary investigations have revealed that there was no clarity of roles in the previous committee which caused a lot of confusion,” Sebina pointed out. He explained that one of his first goals is to ensure that the team has active structures which have professionals who will assist to take TAFIC to greater heights. The shrewd business man noted that in the previous committee people were elected without considering their area of expertise.

He says under his leadership he will ensure that the club improves record keeping ensuring that there is transparency and accountability.  “TAFIC has been operating using a single bank account but I have since convinced my committee to open two other accounts for operations and investments,” he said. Sebina is of the view that having different bank accounts will make sure that the team run smoothly.

Sebina has already hit the ground running by also opening a postal address for TAFIC which did not have an address to receive important correspondences. “My committee and I have already assembled a technical team lead by Zimbabwean coach, Elias Chinyemba, who is doing a great work so far. My dream is to see TAFIC being promoted to the elite league next season but if we get promotion this season, it will be a bonus, “he said.

“As the new committee we want to ensure that players’ welfare issues are given prominence. We want to ensure that players receive their salaries well on time so that they are motivated to excel on the pitch.” TAFIC has been struggling financially which is one of the reasons that caused the team to be condemned to the first division. Sebina says he will soon meet with the business community in the second city in an endeavour to solicit financial sponsorship for the team.

He revealed that so far the responses from some of his associates have shown kin interest to assist the team. Sebina is also scheduled to meet city mayor Sylvia Muzila to discuss how the city council can lend a helping land. He told this publication that the city council has promised to give TAFIC a piece of land which could be developed and generate income for the team. He has also promised to travel across the country to resuscitate the team’s branches to increase the support base.



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