After being eliminated from CAF Champions league by Zimbabwean side, Dynamos, Gaborone United (GU) are now reported to be on a hunting mission to strengthen their squad for next season.
Their hunting radar is reported to be tailing Dynamos players that played a leading role in eliminating them.
Several players are reported to have caught the eye of coach Major David Bright.
GU is reported to have not wasted time and is already courting the concerned players.
One of the players is Cuthbert Malatjila who is the team’s saving soul. Malatjila can be remembered for his goal against the Zebras two years ago during a friendly encounter at the National Stadium.
He did not play in the first leg against GU but is deadly in front of goals. He is also been of late the subject of a tug of war between his former team, Caps United and Dynamos.
The main reason GU is courting Dynamos players is reported to be the fact they can easily pay better than their Zimbabwean counterparts. GU’s seriousness for next season is further exemplified by offering the much sorted coach, Bright, a two year contract even though some South African teams were after his services.
On the other hand, GU’s Public relations Officer, Romeo Benjamin, would not want to comment much on the issue. He said speculations will always be there and as a team they will soon release a statement regarding their future.
“In modern football, speculations will always be there. You must remember that players nowadays have contracts with their respective teams and it is not easy to always have what you want. Also at GU, like any other team, we are ambitious and want to achieve what others want to. But what I can say is that at GU we will soon release a statement regarding our future. That would entail the players we are going to sign and even offloading,” he said. GU beat the popular Zimbabwean side 1-0 but it was not enough to overturn the 4-1 deficit they suffered a fortnight ago in Harare. The only goal of the day was scored by Ofentse Nato from Vincent Phiri’s free kick.
Immediately after the goal GU pilled more pressure and nearly got the other one moments later but unfortunately Dynamos cleared off the goal line. What was mainly taken note of in the game is the fact that Zimbabweans turned up in their numbers for the match and others are reported to be die hard supporters who travelled all the way from Harare.
All is, however, not lost for GU as they still have a chance of making it to CAF Confederations Cup. That will depend on how other teams fared over the weekend.