Coach Drums-Up Support for Women Football

| April 27, 2015

Kanye Swallows women football team coach, Kgomotso ‘Papi’ Teofhelo has decried little support given to women football.

The 34-year-old former Blue Hunters shot-stopper, who cut his career short to lend support to women football, cited lack of transport and training equipment as challenges hindering the growth of women football.

“Many a times we are forced as management to dig into our pockets to source finance for transportation because we travel far to honour fixtures in Lobatse, Ramotswa and Gaborone,” he says. The team, he added relies on hand-outs from good Samaritans for its day to day running.

Teofhelo, known in football circles as “Papi”, states it is a disgrace for a team of Kanye Swallows Ladies Football Team reputation which plies its trade in the country’s top flight football league to lack training equipment.

“You can image the pains of having to share one soccer ball amongst the rest of the team during training,” he noted adding the status quo has a negative bearing on the technical team’s training plan.

Teofhelo stated that in a proper setting, a soccer team should have up to twenty soccer balls. He attributed the sixth position his team occupies out of the eleven in the league to deprivation of the necessary training equipment.

“It is by sheer lack that we have never failed to honour a single fixture to date,” he said. The youthful gaffer has also called on media to give women football extensive coverage.

Media, he says, remains one of the primary vehicles necessary to help promote and sell women soccer to the rest of the nation.

Furthermore, he mentions that media houses throughout Botswana give substantial coverage to men football than it does to women soccer.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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