Zebras coach Peter Butler received a new car on Monday afternoon courtesy of Barloworld.
The Briton received a Volkswagen Amarok 4×4 valued at P500 000.
The gesture by Barloworld could not have come at the right place, following Butler’s complaints about Botswana Football Association’s failure to honour some contractual agreements.
The off road van would enable the coach to attend his workshops and carry out his academy duties in rural areas without any hustle. Speaking at the handover this afternoon BFA President Tebogo Sebego applauded Barloworld for coming on board.
“This partnership comes with a package that will address transportation issues and we can only appreciate Barloworld for being sensitive to the needs of the nation. We at the BFA are by far happy with the coach’s performance and we believe he deserves to be chauffeured in an appropriate car,” said Sebego.
When handing over the car, Barloworld Motor’s Principal Dealer Clement Matswagothata said they all know that soccer in Botswana is an extremely popular sport and they always to engage their vehicles when sponsoring events or society as part of Barloworld’s social responsibility.
“We investigated the possibility of availing a vehicle for Butler which would make his job easier, and hopefully assist the BFA in their quest for improved performance. In addition we have brought on board Regent Insurance, who will cover the vehicle for the duration of the sponsorship,” said Matswagothata.
Zebras coach could not hide his excitement and expressed his to Barloworld for having found it fit to extend their helping hand to football. He also appreciated BFA executive member Tariq Babitseng’s efforts to go all out in making sure that he gets a vehicle.
“You see as the coach you can always do your job but to do it fully you need to have a car that is appropriate for your mandate. I will now be able to go where ever and whenever to unearth this country’s talent”, Butler said.
Upon his arrival, the Zebras coach refused to use the car that was previously used by former Zebras coach Stanley Tshosane.
BY LEONARD MATOTA