With the be-MOBILE Premier league nearing its climax the battle for the championship has intensified. At the weekend Mochudi Centre Chiefs caught up with long time log leaders and defending champions Township Rollers when they beat them 1-0 at the National Stadium.
The result brought the two teams level at 40 points each. Rollers are still in pole position on goal difference. Popa Popa, as Rollers are affectionally known, have been leading the log for a long time and at some point it looked like they will run away with the trophy even before the league come to an end.
However that was never to be. And now besides the two – Rollers and Chiefs – BDF XI have also joined the title race after beating BMC 1-0 to close the gap to only two points between them and log leaders. The army team will be looking at going to the pole position when they take on Rollers in their next game.
It looks like the arrival of Letang Kgengwenyane at BDF XI uplifted the team’s morale.
In an unforeseen turn of events Gaborone United (GU) suffered a brutal 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sankoyo Bush Bucks. With 31 points it looks like GU’s chances for the top honours are slowly fading away.
It is not only the top of the log that is interesting as a fierce battle is ensuing at the bottom as teams fight to avoid relegation. Notwane, who have been struggling, beat the free falling Extension Gunners by a goal to zero. This result saw Notwane moving slightly out of the relegation zone to position 12 with 18 points.
Gunners’ loss left the Lobatse side at position 9 with 26 points. The team, which is said to be rocked by internal strife, was once at position 4. However, the continued deteriorating performance saw them falling to position 9. Relegation-bound Letlapeng FC were crashed 0-4 by FC Satmos.
The Ramotswa based side is currently sitting on the last spot with only eight points. It still remains to be seen if the arrival of Daniel Nare at the club will be able to save the team from going to first division next season. Nare bring in a lot of experience to Letlapeng but he has called on the club to assemble quality players for them to do well.
On the other matches played over the weekend Police XI lost 1-0 to BR Highlanders while Orapa United played to a 1-all draw with struggling ECCO City Greens and Motlakase Power dynamos sharred spoils with Nico United at 2-goals each.