Botswana: Nico United Ushers in New Broom

Selebi Phikwe — Selebi Phikwe-based Nico United has elected the new executive committee, which will be under the leadership of Busani Sigweni.

Sigweni, who is the new chairperson of the team took over the baton from Moloko 'Ace' Masoja, who resigned to further his studies.

Speaking in an interview Sigweni said he and other committee members intended to take the team to the premier league.

He said the team needed the support of the entire Selebi Phikwe community to achieve that goal, adding that he would work tirelessly to mobilise resources to assist Majombolo to reach the premier league status.

He urged the business community of Selebi Phikwe to rally behind Nico United and support it in any way they could.

Sports, he said contributed significantly to the economy and the rise of Nico United would have a positive impact on the local economy of Selebi Phikwe and the entire SPEDU region.

Playing in the premier league, he said would bring more income to the town, which would benefit the hospitality industry, small businesses, public transport and retail sectors.

Sigweni further explained that his team suffered a serious setback due to COVID-19, which resulted in Botswana Football Association taking the decision to suspend sporting activities.

He said his team was only a point away from Sua Flamigos, which was promoted to the lucrative premier league by being at the top of the Debswana First Division North league.

"It was unfortunate that we lost to Mogoditshane Fighters in the playoffs last December," he said.

Other executive committee members include Tebogo Mabina and Anthony Lenosi who were elected vice-chairperson-administration and vice-chairperson-technical respectively.

Gomolemo Rantong was elected the secretary whilst Ntibi Kedikilwe retained his position of public relations officer.

Source : BOPA

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