Fresh reports have this week linked former Zebras coach Peter Butler to a shock move to BTC premiership outfit Gaborone United. This comes after Bulter’s short lived spell at South African PSL outfit Platinum Stars. This week reports came in thick and fast that Butler will be returning to local football as part of GU. The controversial and outspoken Butler parted ways with Dikwena after only two games into the 2017/2018 Absa Premiership. Butler who divided opinion while at the helm of Zebras encountered a dreadful run before he was unceremoniosly frog marched out of Dikwena camp. Butler who mercilessly dumped Zebras a few months ago lost games against Mazitburg United and Cape Town City respectively.
The former Zebras coach is however expected to takeover at Gaborone United as the Technical Director to relaunch his second stint in Botswana football. “He is expected to take the position of Technical Director. However many local football observers are tipping Butler to replace Argentine coach Rudlof Zapata early this coming season,” a source close to the matter revealed.
The unconvesional Zapata has recently been accused of isolating his assistant coach Steven Maposa. Zapata’s training regume has allegedly taken a toll on his players with Dirang Moloi having been the first to storm out of a mountain climbing training session. The Argentine has been accused of playing an ineffective eleven aside football which does not bare any fruits to the Old Naledi based outfits.
Furthermore, Butler is said to be a very handy associate to GU’s prime investor Nicolas Zakhem having been suspected of influencing Zakhem to lure players such as Kabelo Seakanyeng, Thato Ogopotse, Moatlhodi Ralesotla and Hendrick Moyo to Moyagolele.
In an interview with BG Sport this week GU Secretary Lepholetha City Senne denounced the allegations as just hear say. “This is news to my ears, I believe it is nothing but rumors because we haven’ t had any dealings with Butler,” Senne said.
Senne said they have been busy oiling the Money machine for the upcoming BTC Premership season. “We have been busy preparing the team but I don’t believe we could have missed such big news, we have currently assembled an a formidable team and we are looking to out perform our rivals.”