Pragmatic Butler not shocked with Zebras progress


The result in Mali tonight will be inconsequential. Peter Butler needed a result to convince doubters and fence sitters that he has the pedigree to drive the Zebras forward. He provided an assured answer on Saturday, observes Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE

“I am a pragmatist and won’t get carried away,” is Peter Butler’s instant reaction when asked about a-perception-changing victory over Mali.

Since he arrived in Botswana nearly two years ago, Butler had some times faced hostile criticism after sharply going against the grain. The established norm, though not entirely cast in stone, is that national team coaches pick the best players on current form. In fact it is an expectation that had become so deeply ingrained that when Butler swam against the tide, conformists erroneously raised their red flags.

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