Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) has appointed two national team coaches and an assistant coach. The duo will commence work upon receiving their appointment letters.
Harold Ndaba will assume the position of the senior national team coach and will be assisted by Oreeditse Donald Thela. Muniovandu kandjou is the junior national team coach.
Speaking in an interview, Ndaba said he is honoured to have been chosen for the position, adding that this shows that hard work pays.
“We all reap what we sow, and it seems BBA has seen that which is why I was chosen,” he said.
He claimed that the experience he holds in badminton field and his outstanding interpersonal skills are some of the reasons that he was chosen as the senior team coach.
He said “I know how to work well with people, as such I will use all that to get the team good results and the needed fitness.”
The team is said to have not been doing well for a long time now, but their performance still fluctuates now and then. “Players only stay at home and wait for selections, we need to have a pool of talent which is fit to go to the battlefield anytime,” he added.
When asked to comment on strategies that he intends to use to improve the team’s performance, Ndaba highlighted that he needs to map a way forward with various stakeholders.
He said “Firstly I will need to meet with the technical team and other coaches to see what new structures we need to implement. Then we will be good to go.”
Ndaba further highlighted that he is aware of the efforts made by clubs to keep athletes fit but added that they need to be given more support.
“Club championships are doing good to keep player’s performance up to par hence the need to support the clubs and encourage to do more,” he added.
He concluded that he would take the team to places through his hard work and team spirit as an investment to the player’s growth and performance.
BBA PRO Barulaganye Ncube said they chose the coaches based on their credentials and vast experience in badminton.