News that the South African coach for senior national team Bafana Bafana Pitso Mosimane was fired early this week spread like veld fire in Botswana and Voice reporter, Daniel Chida found a group of men Ra Dinama Complex in Maun discussing the latest developments in the two neighbouring countries soccer developments.
Blue T-shirt: SAFA (South African Football Association) has fired its coach and roped in his assistant, Steve Komphela.
Nike cap: SAFA is messing up everything for Bufunny Buffuny so that that when we wallop them on saturday they can use that as an excuse.
White shirt: They must pay their sangoma (traditional doctor) first otherwise they will lose forever, muti is very strong.
Khaki shirt: They paid their sangoma but I don’t believe in that…interruption
White Shirt: Who do you want to lie to; all of us believe in it, why do you think they are many mentally disabled people in Maun? We know that some of them were bewitched after stealing.
Blue T-shirt: I don’t see them coming up with that Sangoma excuse now because they recently made statements claiming to have finally paid off their sangoma and it indeed shows that they have because they have started scoring. He had put a curse on them not to score until they have paid him.
Khaki Shirt: Yaa, sometimes you can believe in that if you look at how they went on a drawing and loosing spree. You could see that there was something wrong but you wonder how they failed to beat Ethiopia since the curse has been lifted for a while now.
Leather jacket: That team is very strong even if it was us; we were not going to beat it.
Nike Cap: (With a burst of exuberance) Who is Bafana Bafana? We are Zebras, we don’t care nowadays….pauses… But with our current situation you never know.
Blue T shirt: Our coach is fine, it is only that we tend to pressurise him to play attacking football which normally causes us to lose with a big margin.
Nike cap: We want attractive football and even the bus system that we use does not guarantee a win, its target is draw or lose with small a margin. With luck you get one goal and its boring football that you find at BDF IX.
Blue T-shirt: Don’t divide us please, lets rally behind the team and beat those overrated South African boys. More soccer scouts will come for our players if we beat them.
Nike Cap: I hear tickets have been sold out but we have to score many goals to avoid dancing to the wrong tune like Bafana Bafana did when they mistakenly thought they had qualified for AFCON.
Blue T shirt: Interrupts with laughter: They too will never forget that day. They celebrated a lot for not qualifying; I think it is the sangoma who made them to overlook the completion rules.
Khaki T shirt: (Taking a deep breath) Nigga please. You and your sangoma must take it easy.Just train players and score goals and forget about witchcraft.
A car playing loud music arrives and they divert their attention to it while the reporter moves to another group.