Sunday, 17 December 2017
BFA search for expert match analyst

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BFA search for expert match analyst

on 7 November 2017

In an effort to add a spring in the step of the limping national soccer team, Zebras, Botswana Football Association (BFA) top brass is said to be on a hunting mission to lure an internationally acclaimed match analyst for all matches played by the national teams. Having ascended the BFA presidency over a year now, Maclean Letshwiti and his National Executive Committee (NEC) are reportedly showing commitment to revive the waning national team’s ambitions.

Sources close to Lekidi Football Centre have hinted that Letshwiti’s greatest desire is to qualify for any world cup spectacle, be it with a junior team or senior team. Just under a short span of time, the BFA boss has successfully activated mutual relations with other renowned football associations such as Morocco and Germany.

Our reliable source noted that even though it is still too early for the BFA to announce their head-hunted national teams analyst choice, the understanding is that international names have been suggested and requisitions already made to check their availabilities for this crucial post.

Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Maclean Letshwiti (C) doing the ground-breaking this morning.

The reliable source added that although the scope of the hunt is  international, there’s also a possibility of a local citizen with equal experience required and drafted by the BFA taking over. Rumours are flying thick and fast that Kenneth Dambe could be the ideal man for the coveted post.

“His experiences include working with former Absa premiership sides such as Supersport United Football Club (2002 – 2009) where he provided match analysis to Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt respectively, both coaches were successful in their stints.  He has also worked at Kaizer Chiefs Football Club (2009 – 2013) where he also analysed and provided video, physical, graphical and statistical data for Vladimir Vermozovic, Ace Khuse and Stuart Baxter during their tenure,” our source added.

“Dambe’s illustrious career include providing Germany coach (Jurgen Klinsmann) with an in-depth analysis on Portugal for their world cup fixture for the 3rd and 4th playoff in 2006. He has also provided Kick-off Magazine with an in-depth match analysis on South African PSL Teams (2003-2005).”

South African’s Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is one of the coaches who have used Kenneth Dambe’s services. He has won numerous cups in his tenure as club coach both at Supersport United and Kaizer chiefs

The source noted that Dambe has also worked at Forwardzone Sports Agency which provided South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with an in-depth analysis of the premiership games broadcast on weekends, liaising with producers and television crew to ensure successful allocation and quality assurance.

“In 2001-2003 he provided Softsport U.S.A. with an in-depth analysis of the 2006 World Cup. Dambe is a graduate with Allenby (Bramley Campus) where he acquired a Certificate in Sports Management (2000).” When reached for comment, BFA spokesperson Tumo Mpatane could not deny or confirm that BFA is looking to hire a match analyst while efforts to contact Dambe were futile as his mobile phone was off.

CATEGORIES: Sport

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