Chairman boycotts BPL board meeting
Though he said he does not hold grudges against Botswana Premier League after his team BDF X1 was docked six points last season, Chairman Brigadier Boikanyo Addanes said he will not sit in their board meetings.
Addanes was speaking at a press briefing at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks.
He said until premier league meetings are for the benefit of football and make sense he will continue sending his vice to attend.
“We have no hard feelings towards those who made the decision to deduct; we are moving forward.
Thanks to our technical team and players for finishing as runners up in the league and being Mascom Top 8 champions despite all these challenges,” said Addanes.
He said for the team to be successful, it should have a good administration and avoid internal conflicts.
Addanes further said they have assembled a strong team and that is why they started the league with a 4-1 win against Ecco City Greens.
“We have prepared well for this season and our aim is to win the league and all cups. Other teams will have a chance in Kabelano because we do not take part in that cup.
We have registered to take part in CAF games which will be next year February,” he said.
The outspoken Chairman said their eight players who have been called up to the national team would get experience which will come in handy during their CAF campaign.
“I can assure our supporters that we would not be knocked out at the preliminary stage because we have quality players,” said Addanes.
Reiterating Addanes’s words Coach Elijah Chikwanda said they had a good pre-season which he used to test his new signees.
Vincent Nzombe was given a special mention after the new player scored in his debut league match.
“We are looking forward to conquer the league but that does not come cheap as other teams are also preparing,” said Chikwanda.
The team has signed young promising players like Ogomoditse Bauline, Phomolo Keimetswe, Koagile Kobe and Keleagetse Mogomotsi.
XI takes on the high flying Mochudi Centre Chiefs in a top of the table clash.