Following weeks of speculation on the coaching vacancy at the Zebras camp, Botswana Football Association (BFA) today announced the appointment of Major David Bright as the new national football side coach.
Bright’s appointment follows the departure last month of Peter Butler who quit his coaching job at the BFA to join South Africa’s Platinum Stars. He has been appointed on a three-year contract. The BFA announced further that Bright will be assisted by former Police XI mentor Sthandwa Mogwadi, with Thabo Motang as goalkeeper coach.
“BFA would like to announce the appointment of Major David Bright as the new Zebras head coach. Major Bright will be on a three year contract. Bright brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the local game and in the international game. Coach Bright has won League titles and cups in in the Botswana League and has a vast knowledge of local players,” the statement from the BFA said this Saturday morning.
The first assignment for Major Bright and his technical team will be in a week’s time when the Zebras play against neighbours South Africa in the qualification match for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN), a duel that has two legs, home and away, where the aggregate winner will proceed to play the tournament next year. Major Bright will be formally unveiled at Lekidi on Monday. Oris Radipotsane, who worked with Butler and took charge of the Zebras at the ongoing COSAFA Cup in South Africa, has been dropped from the team.
Major David Bright is the new Zebras coach on a three-year contract