BACK AT WORK
Mochudi Centre Chiefs resumed training on Tuesday.
Even though it was such a hard day of training; it was such a good opening day seeing a lot of the lads since we last saw each other in Maun.
Most of the squad reported for duty except those in the senior national team and we had our PSL export Joel Mogorosi training with us before heading back to South Africa at his club Bloemfontein Celtic.
We had a great time and I even teased him about the excess weight he is carrying; it looks like married life is treating him well.
ZEBRAS IN CAMP
The senior national team has just been called to camp in preparation for a showdown against Angola on Sunday in Johannesburg.
The Angolans are using the game as preparation for the AFCON which kicks off next weekend. It’s quite a good opportunity for our team as well to start preparing now for the upcoming 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. Good luck boys.
MY MAUN EXPERIENCE
This was the longest road trip I have took in recent times. We left Gaborone on 26th at 2300hrs and arrived the following morning around 10:00 in the morning.
We checked in at our hotel and headed straight for the restaurant where we had a sumptuous breakfast. From there we all headed to our rooms for some much needed rest.
As usual I shared a room with Lesego “Radijo” Galenamotlhale.
We had a late lunch around 1500 hrs and I must commend the Airport Hotel staff for the good food they served us.
We did not train that afternoon because we were all eager to watch the match between Gaborone United and Township rollers that same evening.
WHO IS VIP?
I still don’t know when football players in this country are going to be accorded the respect they deserve.
The treatment we received from the security guards in Maun was not right.
On arrival for the derby we headed straight to the VIP stand only to be ushered away by the security personnel to the ‘elsewhere stands’ saying we are not allowed to seat on the VIP stands.
This only happens in Botswana where players are mistreated and undermined to such degree. If players are not given the VIP status then who is? Anyway that’s a topic for another day.