Having reached the Mascom Top 8 final this season Jwaneng Galaxy are however more desperate about winning their first Premier league title. They feel they deserve it this year.
Galaxy have turned into one of the powerhouses in the local football since their promotion to the top flight in the 2015\16 season. Last year they were strong contenders for the title but lost out to the most decorated local side, Township Rollers.
The team’s spokesperson Tankiso Morake is confident under the mentorship of Portuguese mentor Miguel Da Costa they are more desperate of winning the first ever league title following the impressive perfomances in the previous campaigns.
“We have been doing quite well in challenging for the league title as we finished on position two in the 2016\17, 2017\18 respectively. We finished on position 7 on our debut season which 2015\2016 but currently we are in a good position to challenge for the title as well,” he said.
He said the team’s good performance record in the Mascom Top 8 also comes as a notable achievement since the club played in the tournament. The team won the Mascom Top 8 title in 2016\17 campaign. Morake is adamant that Galaxy will also win the tournament when it faces the resurgent Gaborone United in the final.
“We have a very good team with a very experienced coach who has done well since taking over the reins. We are not under pressure to win all the competitions because we take each and every game as it comes. We are very confident; the players have shown me that they have the required character. They have the belief and they have the quality to improve," he added.
Soccer analyst Jimmy George believes Galaxy are possible league title winners since their opponents and mainly Rollers have not been consistent.
George is of the view that the Jwaneng side has it all that it takes to challenge for the title, noting that the club has managed to harness the title contesting mentality in the team.
Inside Galaxy’s destiny
Galaxy have managed to rise into a powerhouse in the local game, having Mascom Top 8 title in the trophy cabin.
The team never struggled or faced relegation threats since their promotion four years ago. For them, success has been guaranteed due to the strategic structures set up by the team as well as the cordial relations between the structures.
Morake said the current and previous committees have played a pivotal role in turning the club into a brand it is because of well formulated mandates for running the team
“Note that there was a committee tasked with taking the club to the premier league, with the new one assembled to make the team secure a good position in premier league debut season and since then the committee has – through developed strategic structures – done quite well so far,” he said.