Battle Lines Drawn

| April 17, 2015

All roads lead to the National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday (April 18) for an epic battle between Gaborone United and Township Rollers.

The Mascom Top 8 final billed for 8pm will surely revive the rivalry between the two Gaborone giants. The game would give both teams a chance to avoid finishing the 20142015 season empty handed.

Their chances of winning the league seem to have faded. Since its inception in 2012, both teams have laid hands on this cup once. Township Rollers won it in the 20112012 season while Gaborone United became champions in 20122013 season.

This means both teams are at par in terms of winning this cup. This game will also mark a battle between the two Zimbabwean coaches, Madinda Ndlovu and Rahman Gumbo.

Both Mapalastina and Moyagoleele have a score to settle, to prove who amongst the two rules the capital city. Moyagoleele has not been performing convincingly in the league, and their performances have been fluctuating recently.

They wasted a two goal lead and ended up playing to a two all draw against BDF XI in their last game, and this should be worrisome to Gumbo even though cup games usually calls for different approach and tactics.

With experienced and instrumental players like Ofentse Nato, Ronald Chikomo, Mandla Mgadla and Kgololo Kgogobi, GU has enough firepower to tilt the scale in their favour.

Former Rollers players who are now plying their trade at GU, like Ntesang Simanyana, Tebogo Sembowa, and Gaopatwe Seosenyeng will also like to get one over their former employer.

The Reds secured themselves a place into the final by defeating Nico United 3- 1 on aggregate in the semifinals. On the other hand Mapalastina, which seems to have revamped itself in their last four games in the league, will also like to emerge victorious and grab the P1 million prize.

After trouncing BMC 5-1 in the league game played over the weekend, Popa will enter the game motivated and confident that they can overcome their rivals. Players like Jerome Ramatlhakwane , Dirang Moloi, Noah Maposa, Segolame Boy, Jerome Louis and Manqoba Ngwenya will be the players to watch out for in the Rollers camp. Rollers booked themselves a place into the final by thrashing BDF XI 4 -2 on aggregate.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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