He said the financial situation remains a headache for Botswana Giants. The Argentinian revealed that the side did not have proper pre-season training. “It is not going to be easy but I believe in my players. I am extremely confident that we can make a substantial contribution based on my past accomplishment with GU,” he said.
Zapata took charge when GU was 12th but managed to steer them to a fifth place finish. He said the intention is to walk away with the league and Mascom Top 8 honours.
“Rolo” Zapata said their goals are high but achievable. He said the challenges that the club is facing are a motivation. “The tougher the game, the more adverse the circumstances, the more excited I get. I love competing and testing my coaching skills and my passion for winning against others,” he said.
“I have to admit that in a team, there are some players who will not perform well. But I will never tolerate unwillingness, the lack of a positive attitude, the lack of interest, or even the apathy of only one player,” stressed Zapata.