The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has sacked the head coach, David Bright following a five-game winless run in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Bright was appointed for his fourth stint in charge of the team in July 2017, but with the Zebras winless after five matches ahead of their final qualification fixture against Angola – BFA has made the call to relieve him of his duties.
The nations FA chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo confirmed the former Santos head coach departure in Gaborone on Wednesday. Former Bafana Bafana coaches Steve Komphela and Shakes Mashaba has been linked as successors for ‘The Major’.
“We have done a thorough assessment of the team’s performance. The introspection hinged on so many aspects,” Mfolo told a press briefing. “The coach had a target of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals, it was one of the deliverables.
“He was also expected to raise the profile of the team, by improving our [Fifa] rankings by 15 places. The opportunity was there to qualify [for the Nations Cup].”We are now ranked 145, so it was only right that we part amicably with the coach.”
— SportsAfric (@sports_afric) February 21, 2019