On a sad note our football fraternity this past weekend suffered a major blow after the untimely passing on of one of its finest and outspoken leaders, Phenyo Gothaang. He lost his life in an accident that apparently happened while Phenyo was traveling from Gaborone to Lobatse to attend to the team’s Open Day.
Due to the closure of the Otse-Lobatse Road he used the new route and met his fate between Ntlhantlhe and Mogobane. The accident was head on with a government vehicle and his vehicle is a write off. Those who know him took it to Facebook to express their sadness as well as tell the world of how good a person Phenyo was, more especially to local sports.
At the time of his death Gothaang was chairperson of Lobatse-based BTC Premiership giants, Extension Gunners.
Before being retained as chairperson he led an interim committee that was tasked with breathing life into a team that was blown apart by internal feuds and financial doldrums which resulted in mass exodus of big name players and influential central committee members.
As a token of appreciation for his unwavering professionalism, organizational skills and leadership qualities, Township Rollers recently appointed Gothaang as Head of Delegation on their CAF assignment against CNaPS Sport in Madagascar. May his family be comforted.