Thursday, January 21, 2021

Good local coaches dormant

Botswana has been endowed with great coaches who have proved that they have what it takes to deliver results that others never could.

One typical example of such a coach is Stanley Tshosane who took Botswana’s national team to their maiden 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Before then he was the head coach of BDF XI where he helped them win many major trophies including the league championships. Currently Tshosane is not really active in coaching, but he occasionally helps his neighbourhood club, Mogoditshane Fighters. There are also several other good local coaches who are not active in the job they are good at. These include the likes of Kenneth Mogae, Innocent Morapedi and Daniel ‘Chicco’ Nare.

Tshosane has since made it clear that he is still busy with some of his personal projects which are consuming much of his time. Mogae on the other hand assists Selibe Phikwe based side, FC Satmos, whilst Morapedi says he is still not active but might make a comeback in the future. “I cannot say I am busy with something at the moment but if all goes well I might help some Mmopane teams with the coaching responsibility. The teams approached me and said they are still merging so I am still waiting for them to approach me so we can map the way forward,” he says.

Nare also said he is still relaxing and will only resurface only when the right opportunity comes. “I am not lost to football but currently I am still relaxing,” he said. Nare has coached several teams in Botswana including Lobatse side Extension Gunners, BMC, Letlapeng and at one time, Township Rollers. He once had a stint with the national Under 23. It was at Gunners about six years ago when he actually showed his true coaching colours. He helped the team to the fourth position and since then no other coach has matched his record.

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