GABORONE – Rahman Gumbo got his first home defeat as Sua Flamingoes coach in the Botswana Premier League losing 3-2 to Orapa United on Wednesday afternoon.
Former Caps United striker Dominic Chungwa put Sua Flamingoes in the lead in the first minute but the Gumbo coached side surrendered the lead allowing Orapa United to come back into the match.
Gumbo who took the reins at the newly promoted side during the off season blamed lack of experience for failing to manage the game.
“We were punished for failing to convert the chances that came our way.
“We had an early goal and had two clear chances afterwards which we should have scored to firmly control the game but we failed to convert.
“It’s part of a learning curve and I hope my boys learnt a lesson that you don’t waste chances against a team like Orapa United,” Gumbo said.
Sua Flamingoes are also home to two other Zimbabweans, Tendai Nyumasi who is the leading scorer at the club with five goals in six matches and former TelOne forward Mcebisi Moyo.
On Tuesday night former Dynamos midfielder Walter Mukanga was on target for Masitaoka as they beat Notwane 3-0.
Former Highlanders and Dynamos striker Takunda Sadiki was on target in Gaborone United’s 2-1 defeat to BDF XI which saw them surrender the top spot to Township Rollers.
In Zambia, Warriors right back Gilroy Chimwemwe and former Chicken Inn midfielder Tichaona Chipunza started for Nkana as they drew 1-1 against former Shabanie Mine striker Nelson Maziwisa’s Konkola Blades.
This was the first match for Konkola Blades new coach Mulenga Chewe, a former Railstars and Highlanders striker.