Former Gaborone United (GU) marksman Hendrick Moyo has received a new lease on life at BTC premiership outfit Police XI.
It seems like Moyo is just what the doctor has prescribed for Police XI after their recruit led an impressive 3-1 assault on Mochudi Centre Chiefs. After sinking into a deep red sea of mediocrity at GU, Moyo has found the perfect platform to revive his fortunes with the Jungle Kings.
The 28-year-old Tutume native has found his scoring form. Moyo scored the first goal against Chiefs in their last game and Police headcoach Junior Letlamoreng is expecting a lot more from the experienced striker. “My prayers have been answered here at Police XI because I was looking for game time from Gaborone United. All I have to do is perform and do what they have hired me for,” Moyo said.
“I do not really know why I was denied game time at GU, that was for the coach to decide which players to field and who he believes in. The difference between my past and current situation is that Letlamoreng believes in my abilities,” Moyo said adding that it seems as if Letlamoreng had been keeping a tab on his progress in the previous game he played.
“He is a person who has shown belief in me”. Moyo said the Police coach moved quickly to secure his services once he heard the GU contract was left with only four months. “The coach wanted me to join Police at all costs.”
The former national team player said GU headcoach Rudolf Zapata did not give him a chance. “I was not given feedback on where I was lacking. Maybe the GU coach will now realise my strengths at Police.”Letlamoreng said Moyo is playing well, adding that his team needed someone like him. “If we had him in the first round.
We created so many chances and I needed someone who is a poacher and able to finish, he said,” adding that Moyo is crucial to the team in their remaining games. “He is a senior player and very flexible, I can play him as a striker and winger”. Police host Security Systems in their next fixture.
New GU Stadium Excites Mochudi based soccer rivals
Officials at Mochudi village’s biggest soccer clubs Mochudi Centre Chiefs and Mochudi Rovers are excited at the news that their district will soon have a state of the art football stadium after property and construction magnate Nicholas Zackhem announced the erection of the facility for Gaborone United.
Zackhem, owner and director of Zac Construction, revealed recently to this publication that a football stadium would be built in Bokaa village at a cost of P70 million, with the hope that all phases will be completed by 2025.
Edwin Mothulatshipi, Chairman of Centre Chiefs, as well as Mochudi Rovers’ Chairman Sugar Molefhe both spoke to The Midweek Sun on what the construction of the stadium means for their respective clubs. Both admit they would jump at the opportunity to use the facility for their official matches, and based on what Gaborone United financier Zackhem has shared with The Midweek Sun, it will not be difficult for all the other clubs based around the area to use the facility. TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S EDITION (11 August 2021) OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.
Local hockey body to incur massive financial loss post Covid-19
Botswana Hockey Association (BHA) President Unaswi Matebu has confessed that her Association will suffer major financial losses post the Covid 19 pandemic that has left the sport fraternity at a standstill.
Matebu recently told this publication that the current situation does not only have tremendous effects on their schedule, but also there will be financial implications more especially that the association does not have full time sponsors.
“We had to cancel most of our calendar activities such as tournaments, national team trainings, Board meetings, and club activities since mid-March this year, all of which have cost us money to prepare for,” Matebu remarked in an interview.
Additionally she said the planning phase for their 5-year Development Plan which was supposed to be launched in June will have to be postponed. Also there are national competitions that were postponed till further notice despite them having already set up teams and having already started preparing.
“Our Indoor Hockey Senior National teams had already started preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations – a World Cup qualifier – that was supposed to be held in June, 2020, in South Africa. Our Field Hockey Senior National teams had already begun preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that were supposed to be held in August, 2020 in Zimbabwe,” she added.
Moreover, it was going to be an excessively detailed and decorated year for local hockey governing body, with the Youth National teams having already began preparations for the Africa Youth Championships that were billed for September, 2020, in Ghana.
“Player conditioning has obviously been affected because athletes are currently not training as planned and what we had achieved so far might go to waste. We are only hoping that the Continental and World Hockey governing bodies will give us enough time to prepare for these competitions post the pandemic.”