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The few Zebras’ supporters that graced the weekend game against Leslotho at the national stadium have called for national team coach Major David Bright to be axed. A fan that went to see Major David Bright’s charges in action Thatayothe Basalumi said the Association should look for someone who will improve the national team and bring results quickly. “Bright is not a good coach the only thing that got him that coaching seat is his achievement with the Under 23 a few years back, he has failed in the First Division and his tactics are proving to be outdated.”

Another fan who was present at the stadium when Bright’s men downed Lesotho, 1-0, Molefi Thatayaone Billy indicated that the coach is a counterproductive individual who fails his duties as a coach and should vacate his post. “Personally I feel Bright is not good enough for the national team. Since he took over as the head coach he has never won convincingly. He always claimed he selects players basing on current form but it’s plain vivid, some players haven’t been playing and they are selected.” Molefhi said the game between Lesotho and Botswana has become an anthem game and he is startled by the Zebras performance as he had hoped they would outclass and outshine their opponents.

“We have been playing Lesotho since I was a boy and we are still struggling against them, I thought we have taken a step forward but we are just stuck with our unattractive football of popping balls upfront,” he stressed. “We have outstanding and on form players like Dirang Moloi who aren’t called to the National team, I think the coach needs to shape up or ship out, we need results the AFCON qualifiers are just around the corner and we can’t afford to miss another spectacle.” Some did not attend the game at all saying the National team is not worth watching. Vincent Modi believe the National team is a waste of time “BFA needs to take the National team seriously then we will take the team seriously as the fans.

“I can’t waste time watching that team while there are better games in the First Division, if this was an important game why didn’t the BFA halt all the leagues?” Nonetheless Emmanuel Hero Chikumbuzi had a different view “the coach says that his squad is for the qualifiers, arguably he has put together the best players in the country currently. Although he has opted for untested players like Keagile Kobe and Thatayaone Kgamanyane leaving out peak performers like Motsholetsi Sikele and Maano Ditshupo it is a positive for the youngsters.” He said the coach deserves a chance. “The players seem to be comfortable around him, he commands a lot of respect therefore the team displayed discipline, he is a tried and tested coach with a vast knowledge of local football,” he cited.

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FIRE POWER: Galaxy await Rollers

It is only the third week of the 2018/19 BTC Premiership and things are already heating up. Leading the charge is a marauding Jwaneng Galaxy who have already thrown a heavy-handed gauntlet at their rivals after recording a highly impressive 10 goals in just two games.

Galaxy’s intention has been made clear this season after leaving their first two opponents with bloody noses and tails tucked between their legs. The former Mascom Top 8 champions are in a relentless war path with the premier league title on their radar. This weekend, Galaxy host bitter rivals Township Rollers in Jwaneng in what is expected to be a football grudge match. Rollers have been a prickly thorn in Galaxy’s quest to claim the premiership silverware for the past two seasons.

This means the weekend fixture will be the most compelling of the new season. However, Galaxy seem to be packing more heat coming into the Saturday fixture having annihilated both Prisons XI (5-0) and Security Systems (5-0). Galaxy are currently occupying first position alongside second place Sharps Shooting Stars at six points apeice. The game against Popa this weekend will be a litmus test for Galaxy. If the Debswana backed side beats the reigning champions they will establish themselves as potential contenders for the 2018/19 title honours. On the flipside, a loss against Rollers will only mean the first two games were short of a bluff.

Pound for pound Mapalastina have the best squad in the domestic league but a new look Galaxy are well endowed in their own right. In an interview this week, Galaxy spokesperson Tankiso Morake said they played Rollers three times last season and all the games ended in a draw. “Remember we played Rollers in the Mascom Top 8 in Lobatse,” an up-beat Morake said. Morake further said they expected their new coach to receive his permits and start manning the bench when they play Rollers this weekend. “Our supporters have told us that they expected nothing less than league honours this season.” Morake attributes the positive result to a great pre-season.

“You will remember that there was a fake list in the media indicating that we have parted ways with most of our players. You can see that the likes of Ayanda Molefe and Isaac Paeye are still part of the team. There is a lot of competition in our team because we mostly have young players in the team including Lebogang Ditsile who played at Highlands Park in South Africa.” Furthermore, Morake conceded that Rollers are a strong team but argued that they will win the games from the technical bench. “You will remember that we started the last season back tracking but this time things are different.”

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Bridge team fails to impress

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The local team comprised of under 16, under 21 and under 26 categories. In an interview this week, BBF spokesperson Mbakiso Malilo did not mince his words when he described the team’s performance as terrible with all the three teams failing to qualify for the quarter finals.

“Making it to the quarter finals was our target following a good showing in the online championship by our junior team. I believe we can work on improving the playing standard for kids (under 16) as they still stand a chance to compete in the under 21 and under 26 categories for future championships,” he said.

However, Malilo explained that the local youth team gained a lot of experience as the played against more advanced rivals. Quizzed on challenges they faced with a predominantly youthful team, Malilo said: “the trip was too long and for most of the players this was their first experienced of travelling such a great distance. The jet lag ended up affecting the team’s performance as they showed signs of fatigue.” Malilo said their objective was to train young players and give them exposure to the game early on.

“We managed to network with bridge power houses like the Netherlands. Official from the European country expressed interest in training our kids through bridge clinics and enhancing the standard of play and bidding.” Malilo said they selected the junior team that travelled to China through local tournament that was held in Gaborone earlier this year. The tournament was attend by mostly tertiary school students and out of school youth in the junior and youngsters’ category. For the under 16 category we invited student from secondary schools.

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