Township Rollers Part Ways With Coach Kavazovic
Botswana Premier League giant Township Rollers part ways with their Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic.
Botswana Premier League giant Township Rollers have parted ways with their Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic by mutual consent.
This has been confirmed by the club’s chairman, Walter Kgabung, saying that the two parties are no longer together.
“We have parted ways with Kavazovic, but on mutual consent, so he will no longer be with us from now henceforth.”
“Right now we are on the lookout to find the suitable candidate to fill his void; we have not yet decided who it will be, but once we do we will communicate.”
Kavazovic arrived in Gaborone in July last year, where he signed a two-year contract with premiership champions.
On March this year, the coach hinted that he could be leaving the club with various reports linking him to South African side, Free State Stars.
Sources close to the development state that Kavazovic garnered attention from the Ea Lla Koto for guiding Rollers to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.
However, the latest reports indicate that the well-traveled gaffer will be joining another Premier Soccer League side, Baroka FC where he is set to replace Zambian coach Walter Nyirenda.
Baroka are struggling under new coach Wedson Nyirenda in 15th place on the Absa Premiership table with seven points from 10 matches.
Before Kavazovic took charge of Rollers, the 42-year-old coach had been in charge of several teams including Tajikistan side, Istiqlol Dushanbe FC with whom he won the AFC Presidents Cup in 2012.
According to Weekend Post of Botswana, On 5 June 2014, Kavazović was appointed head coach of the Sri Lankan National Football Team. On his debut, on August 24, 2014, Sri Lanka beat the Seychelles national team in Mahé, by two goals to one. This was the first away victory for Sri Lanka in 15 years.
After the Champions title in Maldives Dhivehi Premier League and securing AFC Cup group stage participation for New Radiant SC, Kavazovic decided not to extend his contract.
Attracted by a great new project of Laos Football, Kavazovic accepted an offer from Lanexang FC and became their Head coach on January 2nd, 2016.
After seven straight wins in pre-season, just five days before the start of Lao Premier League 2016, Kavazovic left Lanexang United F.C. owing to family commitments.