Sithole confident as GU take on Egyptians
Gaborone United’s new mentor Mike Sithole will have a baptism of fire when his charges take on Egyptian side Haras EI Hodoud in the Confederations Cup at the UB Stadium on Saturday.
Sithole returns to Gaborone United six months after departing the club whom he led to the 2008/2009 Premier league title before taking over at BMC, saving them from demotion last season.
The Zambian-born coach takes over from Major David Bright whose interim appointment to the post came to an end in June.
Sithole who has been offered a reported two-year deal, told Voice Sport that after his time away from the United family he was delighted to be back.
“I have watched almost all of their games when I was free. As a coach I had developed a relationship with the players and they are just like my children.
“To be honest there were times when I was away that I wished I was back with the club. At least the boys are happy to welcome me back. They all told me to come and finish what I had started.
“Morale in camp is now awesome and there are no hiccups. My task now is just to deliver. After all I am the one who won the league so that they could be playing at this level,’’ Sithole said
Even though Sithole admitted he didn’t have much information on the Egyptians, he revealed that one of his countrymen would be helping him with information on his opponents.
Zebras’ goalkeeper, Modiri Marumo who played for the team whilst in Egypt, has also been helpful.
‘’They are a good side especially at home, but they don’t play that well away from home. I think United can scrap a result against them. They are beatable. They have had players in their national team but only two were regulars,’’ Marumo told Voice Sport.
Gaborone United were relegated to the CAF Confederations Cup after bowing out of the last 16 stage of the CAF Champions League by neighbors’ Dynamos of Zimbabwe who eliminated them 4-2 on aggregate after losing 4-1 in Harare before winning 1-0 in Gaborone in the return leg.
Prior to that the team have drawn 0-0 with Orlando Pirates, and beaten Starlite of Mauritius 3-0.
GU will be without Mpho Mabogo and Tiroyamodimo Mohambi who have left the club, and at press time had two key players, Tshepho Molefhe and Steven Maposa still to pass late fitness tests.

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u go the reds. u can still do it. SHAPPPPPAAA GU!


we behind u da REDS, DUBULA DUBULA BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL ntesang ‘mirror’ shimnyana is back.

shaaaaaaaapa the reds

GU is the only hope for Batswana. i say.

PJ De-Powers

Bye bye World Cup – here comes the Reds: World of Football. Hm!


re kopa gore o tsweledise ha zebras e emisitseng teng dubuladubula…..its our tym ntate!m not a g.u supporter bt make us proud majita