It was not a happy return to Extension Gunners for coach Daniel Nare whose first assignment as the club’s coach on Saturday ended in a 0-2 defeat to BDF XI. For the Gunners’ fans who thronged the Lobatse Sports Complex in excitement for this highly-anticipated beMOBILE Premiership encounter, Nare was just what the doctor had ordered for the club, but they watched in disappointment as their beloved outfit succumbed to a fifth consecutive defeat.
Not even an impressive second half surge by Nare’s men could do enough to counter the two goals scored in the first half by the army side’s Patrick Kaunda and Bitwell Phiri. At the end of the day, it was just another failed outing for the Lobatse side that has known no on-the-field peace since the controversial departure of their previous coach Keitumetse Paul.
The last time the Peleng giants won a match was when they were still with the former Under 23 coach who has now been linked with moves to either Gilport Lions or Galaxy FC. Since his departure after a mysterious suspension by the club, Gunners fans have been calling on the management to speak to Nare who was to be later unveiled at the club last Monday.
So much anticipation followed as the excited supporters believed the new man was the perfect dose to revive their ailing side’s fortunes. As the results tell, such a happy return was never to be as the army men won the match to temporarily perch themselves at the summit of the log. And now the Peleng giants will have to up their game as their next encounter sees them trudge on for another tough one against log leaders Township Rollers this Wednesday night.
Rollers themselves returned to the top of the log later that Saturday night when Edwin Moalosi and Carl Finnigan scored late in the second half to give their side another victory against Miscellaneous at the Serowe Sports Complex. Now the club famously known as Popa Popa remains at the top of the league log with 24 points from ten matches, while BDF XI sits on second place with 23 points. Gunners themselves are at position 8 with 13 points. BDF XI take on Gaborone United on Tuesday night.
Gunners have no luck since Pio Paul left the club