Nico on the verge of collapse


SELEBI-PHIKWE: Former premier league outfit, Nico are on the verge of collapse as hopes of keeping the club afloat are fast-fading. The management has hit a brick wall in a bid to attract sponsors since BCL Mine's closure.

 A meeting to give feedback on the sponsorship search on Tuesday was aborted as only a few bothered to turn up. Club administrator, Masego ‘Otto’ Ntsatsi said companies withdrew their interest because they realised that there would not benefit anything from the partnership as there is no hope that the Mine will re-open. He added they are compelled to inform the club’s general membership at the next meeting that the only way would be to hand the team to Botswana Football Association (BFA) which is the only organ, with the power to dissolve the team. He said BFA may decide to advise on merging teams in Selebi-Phikwe region to reduce their numbers as others have failed to affiliate due to financial challenges.

He said the reason they see this as the only available option if no partnership is secured, is because without BCL Mine’s assistance the team is struggling to survive. Ntsatsi said they have to sustain the team from their pockets. BCL used to provide transport for away games, P60,000 monthly allowance and accommodation, but this has ceased following the Mine’s closure.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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