Botswana coach: Scoreline was a false impression of the game

Botswana coach: Scoreline was a false impression of the game
Peter James Butler

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017. 16:00

Botswana head coach Peter Butler felt the scoreline against Tanzania was not a true reflection of game during their international friendly in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

The Zebras of Botswana were brushed aside 2-0 by Tanzania's Taifa Stars at the National Stadium as Butler's side returned to action.

"The score line was not a true reflection of the amount of possession we had," Butler told Monitor Sport.

"After six months of no international activity, I expected us to be rusty. However, we played very good football and controlled the game for long periods.
“But we grew back into the game and put their goal under great pressure, hitting the bar and missing many chances,” he said.

The English tactician was forced to make an early change as Kaone van der Westhuizen sustained an injury and he was replaced by Thero Setsile.

“Changed the system from three at the back to a back four as we wanted to try other players and chase the game," he explained.

"We dominated the second half with (Kabelo) Seakanyeng, (Thero) Setsile and (Onkabetse) Makgantai making a big impact.

"The missed chances cost us but our general football was good in scorching temperatures," he added.

"The 2-0 score line was a false impression of the game. We are back playing international football.”

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