Chikwanda to stay at Nico

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: Nico United chairperson Mothusi Taolo has dispelled rumours that they are parting ways with their coach, Elijah Chikwanda. Instead, the coach has signed a new two-year deal. Taolo made the announcement during Nico's appreciation dinner held at Makhubu club over the weekend.

He stated that they have managed to reach an agreement with Chikwanda for a two-year contract that he should sign soon. Taolo said that they are happy about the performance of the coach, hence the decision to give him another chance to guide the team. He explained that it was for the first time in the history of the team to end the season with 56 points.  As a result, such an achievement could not go unnoticed.

"Football is a cash-intensive sport but we have been fortunate to get support from BCL Mine. When we came into office, we had a four-year strategic plan." The first two years were to build the club and the third year was to improve performance of the club and to bring the Premier League title for the first time ever to Selebi-Phikwe by the fourth year," said Taolo.He revealed that they had received many requests from various teams interested in recruiting some of the Nico players. But he urged the players to remain resolute when accosted by other club officials.For his part, Chikwanda said his stay at Nico has been amazing. He stated that he has coached many teams but the support by Nico management has been the best and has made it possible for him and his technical team to achieve goals that they had set for themselves.

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