A Bright Start

Satish Sekar
By Satish Sekar October 31, 2018 15:00

A Bright Start

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (May 28th 2018)

Major David Bright is a legend, not just in Botswana, but also in South Africa. Back in charge, Bright regretted the failure of Botswana to host as had been originally planned. Instead the COSAFA Cup returned to South Africa a year after the Bafana Bafana had failed to host and win – Stuart Baxter’s target.

Any regrets were quickly put on hold as clumsy defending resulted in Angola conceding a penalty rapidly. With just 5 minutes on the clock, Kabalo Seakanyeng converted the penalty. With half-time beckoning Onkabetse Makgantai doubled Botswana’s lead. Angola had little option but to chase the game in the second half.

Just before the hour mark Caporal pulled one back to set up an interesting last half hour. There was no further scoring, so Bright had negotiated the first hurdle and Angola faced an uphill task.

Satish Sekar
By Satish Sekar October 31, 2018 15:00