BDF VI men volleyball team is yet to lose a game since the start of the Mascom Volleyball league last month. According to team coach Selebatso Mabutho, the team is thirsty for silverware.
Mabutho was speaking to Sun Sports this week following the team’s dominant showing over Spiking Stars and Itekeng in Lobatse. “We have not been doing well in the recent past and I believe our current form is a result of our intensive preparation ahead of the league start,” he said.
The soldiers are currently at the summit of the log with 18 points after playing six games and they are only left with five games before the end of the first round. Mabutho said it would do them good if they finish the first round still leading the race.
The confident coach said he would stop at nothing as far as winning the league title is concerned. Mabutho expressed a burning desire to bring back the glory to BDF VI. Furthermore, the coach revealed that his side last won the league honors sometime in 2013 and they have been struggling to return to the top.
Nevertheless, Mabutho said he is pleased with his team’s performance even though he is still trying to find each player’s strength and weaknesses. “I pick my squad randomly ahead of the games, any player in my team is good enough for me. I am not sure who to single out as outstanding,” Mabutho said.
At his disposal, the BDF coach has experienced players including Kabo Moetse and Kesaobaka Lenkopane. His biggest wish is to have a steady basic setting department, adding that this would assist greatly in consistent play.
Mabutho’s biggest concern so far is to play against the defending champions Police IV, “I have managed to defeat the likes of Kutlwano and Kalavango, the biggest threat remains Police team which we are to play sometime next month,” he said.
Meanwhile Mabutho is expected to lock horns with the unpredictable side of Mag- Stimela this coming weekend at UB Indoor Sports Arena. The BDF VI coach said he will approach the game with his eyes wide-open, adding that teams such as Mag- Stimela have to this end proven that they are capable of humiliating any experienced team in the league.
Mahalapye based Mag Stimela are currently sitting on position three with 11 points after five games. They have in the past troubled the likes of Kutlwano and thrashed the strong Diphatsa side.