11 July 2018

Botswana: GU to Replace Players

Gaborone — Gaborone United (GU) chairperson, Boitumelo Nsunge said they were busy in the market to find replacements for the players GU has lost to other teams.

Speaking at a press briefing recently, Nsunge said the intention was to find quality players so that the team continued to compete in the elite league.

He said GU family should expect an exciting season when the league resumes in August, revealing that they were busy building a team with young talent to maintain its sustainability.

Though he said GU was going to build a formidable team that would stay in the elite league for the next 10 years, he was not in a position to state if they would challenge for honours this coming season.

Nsunge said currently, they were spirited in finding someone to assist the club financially.

"We will be doing a lot of activities, especially those that can help us make money for the team, we will also be busy trying to get merchandise for the team so that when the league starts the team is ready," he said

GU manager, Olebile Sikwane said the club would need more than 10 players, given that last season, they played the league with about 18 players.

He said they had sold Kabelo Seakanyeng and Thatayaone Kgamanyane to the South African Premier League side, Chippa United on a three-year contract each.He said they had also sold Thatayaone Ditlhokwe to Township Rollers after he indicated that he did not want to extend his contract with the club.

"He was left with six months but we had no choice but to do business. Because of the situation we are in we couldn't convince him to stay.

We had to act swiftly and smart to make money," Sikwane said.

He said Karabo Phiri was sold to Jwaneng Galaxy.

Source: BOPA

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