Gaborone United gaffer David Bright’s contract with Gaborone United came to an end last week, leaving the side in the dark over his successor. United are currently without a coach and they are training under the youthful watch of the first female trainer in the country Tsholo Segwai.
Voice Sport can reveal that Bright is currently in South Africa and negotiating with a couple of teams there. Both United and Bright told Voice Sport that indeed they only had a three-month marriage, which has now come to an end.
United Secretary General, Kagiso Sebele explained they were currently negotiating with prospective coaches. A communiqué sent earlier in the week stated that he club was engaged in negotiations with three potential candidates, including Bright for the position of head coach, and an announcement was expected soon.
Speaking from South Africa this week Bright confirmed he was still in talks with his manager over his future. He explained that he never committed his future to GU as he had a contract with his former employers Bay United.
“My contract with Bay ends in June 2011. The reason why I went back to Botswana is because there was talk even from them that they were liquidating the team. That never happened and to date the team is still in existence. If they are around with the same name and everything, it means I will have to sort out my contractual issues with them.”
Bright went on to say: “It is not like I am going back to Bay, I have been to a number of towns and provinces here and obviously I can’t sign with anybody until Bay releases me from my contact, but I think my chances of going back home are slim.
“The problem at home is that the current set-up it doesn’t augur well for me. I am not complaining about the money factor, I am not a greedy person, I just want proper structures.”
There is speculation that Bright might be back in the United hot seat for their clash with Egypt’s Haras El Hodoud. The two will meet on July 17 in Gaborone for the first leg of the pre mini league Orange CAF Confederations Cup. Bright however told Voice Sport that at the moment that was not possible.
Names that have come into the frame include former coach Mike Sithole, but that is unlikely since he has just returned to Mochudi Centre Chiefs. The name of Zambian, Beston Chambesi a former Chiefs coach has also been mentioned. There were also talk that United are after Roller’s Rahman Gumbo, who is yet to sign a new deal with the club.