Omaatla Kebatho of Orapa united celebrates his 1st goal of the match to put Orapa United in the lead against Township Rollers during the Botswana Premier League 2017/18 game between Township Rollers and Orapa United at Lobatse Sports Complex,Botswana on 20 November 2017 © Baagedi Setlhora/BackpagePix
Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 15:00
Despite possible financial constraints in the near future, Orapa United chairman Thatayaone Sithole remains confident they will sustain the club in the next two years.
The club's boss was speaking during their recent launch in Letlhakane as they want to take the team to the people amid talks that Debswana will part ways with the Botswana Premier League outfit.
Sithole said he has been in charge of the team since 2012 after it was handed to him by the Debswana Mine ex-co.
He also revealed the club's latest vision dubbed ‘Orapa Today, Boteti Tomorrow’ (OTBT).
“We are now a benchmark. People come here to see how we have done it and how we are doing it, and people have been asking us many times on whether the team belongs to the mine or Boteti, but the emphasis is that the team belongs to the people, the mines are just assisting,” he said.
“We are not hiding anything. We want people to come here and enquire about the team so that they can understand more about the team because we really want to bring it to the community.
“There are already sponsors that want to come on board and when that happens, the team should be run professionally by its people.”
Meanwhile, Kgosi Kegapetswe expressed delight and pride at the people of Boteti because of the contribution that football has made to the lives of young people in the region.