Monday, March 4, 2024

Indiscipline wreaking havoc at Police XI?

When disciplinarian coach Cleve Hunda joined Police XI towards the end of last season, the team was bound for relegation and the man quickly fixed everything to save the team.

After that there were ululations for the man from Police XI camp who was given the green light to take the team to the current full season.

He started the season well as Police XI posted positive results. The team went to the extent of beating bigger teams like Rollers.

Surprisingly, for the past two matches they started to lose matches they would not have otherwise lost, and losing by large margins.

Two weeks ago Mochudi Centre Chiefs beat them 4-0 while this past week, Rollers trounced them 3-0.
Every time after the match, Hunda would say he is building the future Police XI and does not tolerate indiscipline in his team but would rather lose his job.

What is clear for all to see is that several experienced players have been missing in the last two matches and thus sending a message that all is not well at the Jungle Kings.

It was even painful for the team in the 4-0 loss to Mochudi Centre Chiefs as they did not have a reserve goalkeeper.

After the goalkeeper was sent off, an on-field player, Farasai Nyamunamwendo, had to go between the posts but ended up conceding soft goals.

Information reaching the Telegraph Sports is that Hunda has had enough of the wayward behavior of some senior players who either miss training or come late.

Hunda has now resorted to using youngsters who have potential of making it big in the future. The problem now is that he is using youthful players at the wrong time because The Premier League has reached a do or die stage because teams are either fighting for survival or championships.
However, Hunda does not budge.

“I would not tolerate indiscipline in my team, and there are those players who have told themselves that they are bigger than Police XI. I have introduced many young players because there are those who seem not interested in playing for Police XI,” he said after losing to Township Rollers on Sunday at University of Botswana Stadium.

Surprisingly, some of those players missing from action are Police officers who are supposed to lead by example when it comes to discipline. Some of the experienced players that have been missing from Police XI colours are, Ndiapo Letsholathebe, Betsho Pius, David Makakaba, Dennis Kaelo and Jackson Legodi.

Letsholathebe, on the other hand, has had an injury that even prevented him from playing the last national team match against Tunisia in November. Kaelo, however, made a comeback against Rollers and played very well.


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