THREE POINTS DESERVED
We just got our first three points of the season against a very stubborn Extension Gunners.
It was a sweet victory after our disappointing draw away to Tafic last Saturday. Gunnersis a real tough side but I have to mention that I was very impressed by my teammate’s Tshepo Mothabankwe’s younger brother Bobby. He played real well and gave us lots of problems. He is not an easy player to deal with and I believe he will grow to be just like his brother or even better.
WELL DONE TAFIC
We had a very wonderful trip to Francistown where we faced the city boys Tafic FC. We really believed that we were going to win that match, but I guess Tafic had other plans and credit to them.
I honestly believe that they were the better side at the end of the day, but we will definitely have a say when we meet in Gaborone in the second round; you guys owe us those two points and you are going to pay big time.
WELCOME BR HIGHLANDERS
It was a rude awakening for the newly promoted BR Highlanders who were taught a thing or two last weekend by Uniao Flamingo Santos.
This is a tough league and BR should brace themselves for some harsh lessons. Chiefs will meet the new boys this Saturday at Molepolole Sports Complex. Welcome to the lions’ den lads. You guys are in deep trouble.
PAUL ‘BARENA’ MOYO
It’s with pride and honour that I’m taking time to write about this man. He is the one who gave me my first big break in the elite league of Botswana football during his heydays at Notwane.
Moyo is the man who nurtured me and will be forever be greatful Mdala. I’m able to live the life that I’m living today all because of your patience and the discipline you have instilled in me. I will never forget what you have done for me and football in Botswana. Ngiyabonga baba.
John Terry has announced his retirement from national duty following the Football Association the day before a Football Association hearing into the matter got under way, claiming his position with England had been made “untenable” as a result.
Well though he was cleared by a court of law, race issues should be taken seriously in football; and for someone of Terry’s status to be even linked with racism should be a real concern for the FA and they were right to pursue the matter further. The decision to quit international football was his, he should have never opened his mouth and hurl insults at a fellow professional. He was wrong, end of story.
FISH AND CHIPS
South African football international and Kaizer Chiefs midfilder Semphiwe Thabalala was in the country on Friday in a mission to promote his franchise called Fish and Chips.
Some of the places that he visited include Ledumang senior secondary school. Students were very excited to see their idol and the entire school wanted to pose with him for a picture. You can’t blame the students after all this is the man who scored the first goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
CAR WASH MAN
Othusitse Jabu Pilane is a proud owner of a carwash.
Little brother and teammate Dirang always teases him saying he is always tired at training because of his business of washing cars the whole day. He even calls him CARWASH.
TERROR MISSES POPA
I had a chat with the former Township Rollers hitman Terrence Mandaza.He is relishing life in Marizburg and he has just showed his class by scoring against Black Leopards on Tuesday night.
I want to take this time to congratulate the National U/17 team on qualifying for the second round of the Youth CAF Championship to be held in Morocco in 2013.
Well done boys, just remember that you are the future Zebras; we are behind you all the way.