Yes. Mr Peter James Butler!

Yes; he is a bit of a JOURNEYMAN, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt; at least for NOW.

The social commentary scene has been abuzz with opinions over the newly appointed National team coach Mr Peter James Butler. Before it was revealed that he would be the next Zebras coach, I bet not many in Botswana knew about him. He is an unknown quantity. We started doing a bit of research on him last week, and as is customary, most of our opinion was based on his CV and our personal preferences. 

I heard him for the first time at a Press Conference where he was introduced and he said the right things. Now we wait to see if he will walk the talk and deliver on what he promised. He seems like a man with confidence and he was not mincing his words when outlining his Vision. I picked a few quotes from his inaugural engagement with the media and sensed a man in mean mood and looking to prove himself. Whether or not he achieves that remains to be seen. I particularly liked it when he said, ‘Football is a result oriented sport, and I will be judged on results'. Atleast he knows that we want results and that, if they don’t come, we will be all over him like a bad rash. Responding to concerns and overtures that he is just here on holiday, he said; 'I’m not a tourist, I’m not here on Safari, I’m here for the challenge. I’m not here for the money, as I could be in Asia earning more money'. That was cheeky, but he makes a great point. 

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