Khama demands a beating of Bafana Bafana

| September 6, 2013

Khama was speaking in Gaborone during a luncheon to bid farewell to the Zebras towards their do or die game against Bafana Bafana in Durban. 

By suddenly emerging unannounced at the event, the president surprised players, government officials and members of the press alike as he walked into the conference room to give the players and technical team a final pep talk. “I heard late about this lunch and came here as I last spoke to the Zebras when they were in the middle of the World Cup qualifiers. They were going to play a game against one of the teams and they did not anticipate there will be problems going after the game,” Khama said, adding that he previously urged the team not to give up in qualifying for the 2014 global showpiece.

Khama questioned the decision to stage the game in Durban, suspecting that it was meant to discourage Batswana from travelling long distances to the Moses Mabida Stadium. However, Khama said government will counter this potential obstacle by availing ten buses to ferry supporters to the coastal city; and also provide the team with financial incentives should they win the game. Speaking earlier at the same event, minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Shaw Kgathi revealed he had set up an incentive fund ahead of the crucial encounter with Bafana Bafana.

“The fund has so far accumulated P495, 000 from individual Batswana and companies that are committed to football development in this country,” the minister said, adding that the money will be shared equally between Zebras players and their technical team if they win against Bafana. The minister revealed that they had managed to hire 10 buses ranging from 60 to 71 seaters at the cost of P436 800. “These will be able to carry at least 685 Zebras supporters from across the country to Durban for the important game. I also urge the supporters to do their part fully, regardless of what transpires at the game,” he said.

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