Thero Setsile dismisses allegations of indiscipline
Gaborone United’s explosive attacking midfielder has come out swinging, following his suspension from the national team camp ahead of an AFCON qualifier against Tunisia last Thursday.
The Gaborone United trio of Setsile, Mothusi Johnson and Thabo Motswagole were dropped by Coach Teenage Mpote on allegations of indiscipline.
However, speaking exclusively to Voice Sport this week as his team prepares to take on SuperSport in the CAF Confederations Cup, the 2018/19 Player of the season and Top goal scorer has poured water on allegations levelled against him.
“My only crime is that I refused to apologise when ordered to do so. There was no way I was going to apologise for something I did not do,” he said.
Setsile said he does not blame Mpote for dropping him because he was acting on the wrong information he was fed by hi support stuff.
“People around the coach are destroying the Zebras camp,” charged Setsile.
The player said he left his room around 10 pm in the company of Johnson to pick something from his car.
“On our way back we met a member of the support staff (known to the publication) on the corridors. To our dismay, in the morning we were accused of sneaking out of camp,” he said.
“That’s a blue lie. I will never do that. I respect national duty,” fired Setsile.
The player then accused the staff member of sawing seeds of discord within camp.
“I don’t know what the officer is trying to achieve, but as a married man, he should be setting a good example for the rest of team,” Setsile said, leaving the statement open to speculation.
Setsile said while the said individual is ever quick to point out specks in other people’s eyes, he always fail to notice a plank in his own eye.
“This is a gentleman who although is married still bring girls to the camp, and provides players with kumbucha,” revealed Setsile.
The player told Voice Sport that all the staffer should have done was to knock on his room.
“He’d have found me sleeping,” said GU’s talented midfielder.