By Ameenu Shardow
The TP Mazembe team which includes five Ghanaians have arrived in Gaborone for their CAF Champions League game against Mochudi Center Chief.
The team left Lubumbashi on Monday on-board their giant Mercedes Benz bus on a nine-hour journey to Zambia to acclimatize.
The four-time African champions trained at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola for a day before jetting off in their private jumbo jet to Gaborone.
It is however unclear why the team chose to travel by road to Zambia fully aware of the risks involved.
Football teams are easy targets whenever travelling by road for armed robbery and rebel attacks.
The unfortunate incident with the Togo national team in 2010 readily comes to mind.
The team bus came under heavy fire attack on their way to their base in Cabinda for the African Cup of Nations hosted by Angola.
This led to the death of two and injury to others – ultimately resulting in the team’s withdrawal from that tournament.
Thankfully, the TP Mazembe team did not encounter such an ordeal but should be very wary of such travels in future.