Township Rollers’ head coach, Wesley Mondo, is back with the club after spending three weeks away in Zambia attending to his ailing wife.
The well-built Zambian gaffer left the country on September 17 after he received news that his wife had collapsed back home and had been hospitalised.
On that day, Rollers hammered city rivals Gaborone United 2-0 with goalkeeper coach Thabo ‘Mahala’ Motang calling the shots from the bench. Mondo’s absence from the bench left many people speculating that he must have been fired.
Rollers’ management was quick to clear the air and even Mondo used certain media channels to let Rollers’ supporters know about his whereabouts.
After three weeks away, Mondo returned to the country on Friday morning and trained his team later in the day.
“I’m back and I’ll be training the team this afternoon. My wife is not yet fully recovered but she’s stable,” he said.
In his absence, Rollers have collected seven points in three games, beating GU and Miscellaneous (4-0).
In the other game, Mapalastina were held to a 1-1 draw by lightweights Great North Tigers in a game which left Rollers’ supporters baying for assistant coach Oscar Tshupelo’s blood.
After Mondo’s departure, there was confusion as to who should lead the team between Tshupelo and Motang. This led to Rollers’ management having differences with Vice-chairman Dumi Mmualefhe allegedly threatening to quit running the club.
Mondo is expected to sit on the bench when they face their hoodoo side, Mogoditshane Fighters, at UB Stadium this afternoon (Sunday). Rollers’ supporters are likely to give him a huge welcome applause when he walks into the university pitch.
Kickoff is at 3.30pm.