Western Dynamites of the Nhabe Regional Football Association Division One, Maun Stream were crowned Champions after walloping Springbok from Gweta 4 goals to nil over the weekend to book their place for the playoffs.
According to the Club’s Head Coach Tobokani King, the team only needed a point to qualify for the playoffs that will be played in Maun against the Shakawe and Gumare Stream winners. Crowned Champions, King is happy that they broke the record for winning the league with 45 points, with 2 games to go in the history of their team and the League itself.
With only two games to go before the end of the season, King said they want to finish on 51 points provided they win all their remaining matches against Delta Wings and Wild Dogs to be played on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
King has applauded his boys for a job well done throughout the season. He also commended his technical team that stood up and complemented each other since day one.
“We are going for the play-off finals and hopefully we will win to represent the region well in Kasane provided we win the playoffs,” he told Times Sports in an interview.
Should Dynamites win the playoffs, King indicated that they will play teams from Francistown, Letlhakane, and Kasane to qualify for First Division North next season.
Meanwhile, King stressed that though they had a successful campaign; it was never an easy ride to the championship, especially in terms of finances to run daily operations. “Our team comprises of very young boys who are mostly unemployed while others are schooling therefore we have to meet their demands towards football equipment, daily transportation to and from training. Some do not have parents here hence we have to make sure they eat,” he highlighted the challenges.
King fears that going forward it will be more challenging without financial support. “If we go for First Division we will definitely need partners or else we will crumble. We need transport sponsors, accommodation, feeding, and player’s allowances. We highly welcome partners to our team and we are open to companies, individuals or anyone else to come and join the growing brand,” he pleaded.
He has however noted that technically they have a strong bench and they do have young energetic and seriously promising young boys, some of whom have already been called for junior national teams. According to him, over the years they had about 4 players playing for under 20 and 17 respectively.