Sello wants to emulate Chiefs and Pirates at CAF


Marumo Gallants Chairman Abram Sello has outlined the club’s ambitions under coach Sebastien Migne in the upcoming season.

Gallants have been one of the busiest clubs with player movement activities, having lost some key players from last season, but have also roped in a few notable faces including goalkeeper King Ndlovu.

But one of the major surprises was letting go of coach Dylan Kerr, who helped the club win the Nedbank Cup and helped them survive the chop. The 54-year-old has since been replaced by Migne, assisted by Jean-Francois Losciuto.

The pharmaceutical businessman says the club has set themselves three targets this season which they are optimistic that the Frenchman will deliver.

“When you start anything, you have dreams and goals. Our dream is that we finish in the top four, not even the top eight. Secondly, defend our Nedbank Cup and do well in the CAF competition,” said Sello.

“It will be our first time at CAF level, so say we can get closer to where our fellow brothers Orlando Pirates and Chiefs ended up, maybe last eight that would be very good. Those three goals are very important for us.”

Sello, 53, insists there have been positive signs since Migne took over two weeks ago.

“We had to reemphasize and reinforce, as you know after winning the Nedbank, we have to go to participate at CAF Confederation cup. So, the requirement there is to have the CAF A coaching license. But so far, we are studying him (Migne), he is studying us. Let’s see what he can deliver, lots of promises but let’s see,” added Sello.

Gallants are set to open their DStv Premiership campaign with a Limpopo derby against rivals Baroka at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, 21 August.

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By Ofhani Munyai