Why Mogakolodi Ngele captained Botswana

Why Mogakolodi Ngele captained Botswana
Mogakolodi Ngele of Botswana

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jun 13, 2017. 16:00

Botswana head coach Peter Butler has explained why Mogakolodi Ngele captained the Zebras over the weekend.

The 26-year-old forward captained the Zebras as they lost 1-0 to Mauritania in their maiden 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday.

After the encounter which was played in Francistown, Botswana, English tactician Butler discussed why Ngele was handed the captaincy in the absence of Ofentse Nato.

The Bidvest Wits striker helped his club win the South African Absa Premiership and MTN8 Cup during the 2016/17 season, while on-loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.

"Tsotso Ngele has had a wonderful season and he has come in, we didn't have Ofentse Nato because he is not match fit," Butler told the media.

"I think Tsotso is a type of lad that needs to take more responsibility because he is a quite character.

"I thought he grew into the game and did extremely good. On another day that shot goes in."

The Zebras will remain in camp as they prepare for the 2017 COSAFA Cup and 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

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