Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 13:00
Miscellaneous coach Daniel Nare does not subscribe to the notion that things will get better as he challenges Botswana players to get rid of that losing mentality.
Nare insists that teams should depart from the consolatory message of the mentality, that 'it shall be well'.
Nare was delivering a motivational message at the Constituency Sports Tournament Awards ceremony at Serowe College of Education this past weekend.
Renowned for his post-match outbursts, the outspoken manager said Botswana athletes did not take themselves seriously.
He said the the “it shall be well” line has become a national sob that cultivates the spirit of no competition amongst local athletes.
“If you were a star player during your days it does not therefore translate that you will be a good coach,” Nare is quoted by the Daily News.
The coach urged the local footballers, who took part in last weekend's finals, that despite them being outside the Botswana Football Association structures, they too were athletes.
Nare said the Constituency Sport Tournament was integral to the game as he noted players such as Letlhogonolo Mosala, whom he personally signed at Extension Gunners, and Segolame Boy, who was scouted by Miscellaneous, started there.