David Bright, coach of Botswana

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Feb 22, 2019. 16:00

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo has explained why they fired coach Major David Bright on Wednesday.

The Motswana tactician was reportedly dismissed after failing to guide the Zebras to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Bright, who is one of the most successful coaches in the country, also failed to improve the team’s FIFA rankings.

“You get your time to prepare during the FIFA week. We have got a league that is running,” Mfolo told the media.

“Some countries even meet in the host country. Since I came to office, I have (always) ensured that the Zebras are engaged during the FIFA week.

“We agreed on deliverables. If you take up a job and feel it is too hot, you must jump out. Even if we are rebuilding, results are supposed to be there.”

Botswana are scheduled to host Angola in their final 2019 AFCON qualifier on March 22.

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