Consultations to find a solution to Be Forward Wanderers FC’s poor run have led to the technical panel being given a five-game ultimatum with an undisclosed win rate.
The consultations that involved the club’s current and former players and officials, as well as supporters, were held last week.
Conflicting instructions from the bench and technical shortfalls on the part of the technical panel and the players have also been cited as some of the reasonsfor the Nomads’ current poor showing.
Confirming the process, the club’s general secretary (GS) Mike Butao said: “We have given the panel a specific number of games with a minimum win percentage in those games. This is the challenge and it is the yardstick we will use to change their status either from interim panel to permanent panel or from interim panel to former panel.”
He added: “I will not talk about the number of games here or whether the minimum win percentage is 100 or not. They know it and we believe it is doable and that they are a capable lot.”
But although Butao could not be drawn to disclose the specific number of games given, some members of the Nomads’ technical committee confided inThe Nation that they have been given five games.
The Nomads GS said it was also established that too many voices on the coaching bench led to conflicting instructions being issued to the players.
“We have, therefore, restricted coaching and the bench presence to head coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo and assistant coach Elia Kananji while Jack Chamangwana will be strictly technical director, but he will also take over Ng’onamo’s roles regarding overseeing the development of the reserve and youth sides.”
Ng’onamo confirmed the targets set and said he is ready for the challenge.
“With God’s guidance and good working relationship, I am optimistic we can achieve the set goals. It is all down to team work.
“Personally, I am happy with the set-up and I am ready to work with all the technical committee members. I should thank the executive committee for entrusting me with such a challenge,” he said.
Butao said the players also pointed out some technical flaws which they believe need to be addressed and further admitted to their own shortfalls in terms of commitment which they promised to work on.
“The technical panel have had their shortfalls which they have admitted to as well. Teamwork was another factor that was lacking.
“In a nutshell, we had extensive discussions with all stakeholders and we believe we all owe the club, better performances. Blaming or firing one or two people at this point would be transferring shared blame to only those individuals which I do not believe is what we need to move forward,” he said.
The club’s main supporters committee vice-secretary Herbert Mapira said they hope the executive and the technical committee will accommodate the advice that was given by the stakeholders.