Former Botswana national coach joins Premier Soccer League side

Peter Butler being unveiled at Platinum Stars. He signed a one year deal.

Three years after serving as the Botswana national football team head coach, Peter Butler joined South Africa Premier Soccer League side, Platinum Stars.

Butler will officially run of contract at the end of June and was already officially unveiled at the Dikwena.

His last game in charge of the Zebras was the 1-0 home loss to Mauritania at the Francistown Stadium in northern Botswana on June 10th 2017.

During his latest interview with the local media in Botswana, Butler cast the blame game on the Botswana Football Association (BFA).

“There are too many people at BFA who have been there far too long and it needs to be changed, it needs to be cleaned.

“We are happy with the president Maclean Letshwiti, but there is a problem with people around him. We wonder if they are with us or not. I am fed up to the back teeth.

“They should stop sabotaging those who want to do good for the nation.I didn’t go out today with a young or old team. I picked a team for the future because I care about Botswana,” he is reportedly to have stated as quoted by mmegi.

In a farewell speech, he thanked the fans for the love and courage.

Special thanks to the wonderful people of Botswana, I loved my time here especially the wonderful people of Francistown. You will all be forever in my heart.

He will officially begin work at the Rustenburg based side on July 1.

Butler was hired by BFA in 2014.

Already, the local federation is desperately seeking for Butler’s replacement.

The Englishman, a former midfielder at West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion replaces Cavin Johnson.