Botswana football giants, Gaborone United, look set to dominate the league as it continues to move deep into the transfer market. In similar frenzy to capture the best of the transfer window is Galaxy Football Club, which finished second in the league last season.
United, on a rebuilding exercise following years of absence in challenging for league honours, looks set to return to the top if the arrival of new players is anything to go by.
Argentine Head Coach, Rodolfo Zapata, last season decried depth in his squad with the club going through a financial crisis. He was forced to rely on young players but managed to finish in the top five.
The good news for United and their fans at the end of last season, was the announcement by the management that they run for the top spot this season through strong presence in the transfer market as they look to challenge for honours.
To accomplish that, United ‘raided’ Mochudi Centre Chiefs from where they ‘snatched’ two enterprising midfielders, Arnold Mampori and Dirang Moloi. They also brought in former national Under-20 holding midfielder, Ogomoditse Baoleni.
The team’s attacking line-up also has received attention with the arrival of Thatayaone Kgamanyane from Black Forest. Kgamanyane was amongst one of the most exciting attackers in his maiden season in the elite league.
Other notable signings are Gogontle Marumo and Oaitse Boipelo from Black Peril and Morupule Wanderers respectively. Boipelo received a call up to the senior national team.
Not to be outdone, Galaxy were also in rampant mood in the transfer market. After parting ways with several players, they also refined their attack with the capture of two proven goal scorers, Patrick Kaunda and Terrence Mandaza.
Mandaza finished as the top goal scorer last season but was released by defending league champions, Township Rollers.