Santos winning support across the border

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Bright is the hero of The Peoples’ Team after Santos eliminated Orlando Pirates from the Nedbank Cup in a penalty shoot-out at the weekend, their second successive victory over the Soweto giants.

Prior to that the Capetonians had beaten the Buccaneers 2-0 in a Absa Premiership encounter.

_quote“To beat Pirates twice in a few weeks is something to cherish. The win will give the boys confidence in the upcoming games,” he told Mmegi Sport.

The former Botswana Under-23 coach said that he knew that their opponents would get tired.

“The plan was that we get the goal in extra-time but if we failed, we should push them into penalties. We had done our work, having practiced penalties for close to 40 minutes prior to the match.

“Some people had doubts when I took over; they questioned whether a Botswana coach could take the club anywhere.”

The former Zebras’ coach says the Santos’ fraternity is happy with the current developments at the club. He is confident that their support base will grow with the recent rich vein of form.

“Even the owner Goolam Allie called me after the game. He is happy with the results.

Bright added that he is happy with his progress because he is representing Botswana well. He asserted that he wants to make Botswana proud.

“I understand that a lot of people in Botswana are now rallying behind Santos.”

Santos’ next game will be a league clash away to Bloemfontein Celtic at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday.