BMC Dash Sankoyo Dreams

| May 12, 2015

Sankoyo Bush Buck’s hopes of finishing in the top eight suffered a blow after losing 1-2 to BMC in Maun on Saturday (May 9).

The result meant that BMC moved to position eight while Bush Bucks dropped down to number nine. Now they would need to win their last game of the season against Orapa United to stand any chance of finishing in the top eight.

The match took off at a low note, with both teams relaxed and seemingly oblivious to their need to score goals. On the 10th minute, BMC woke up from its slumber with Boitumelo Sentle penetrating the napping Bush Bucks defence to open the scoring sheet.

The BMC goal also made Ngurungu to wake up and in turn the latter started piling pressure and were awarded a penalty following a foul by the BMC defence on the 45th-minute, which was converted by goalkeeper Basimanebotlhe Moilwa.

Ngurungu were more determined to win the game in the second half but their performance did not bring any goal. BMC showed similar intentions to win and during injury time, when everybody thought the result would be a draw, Ezinkomo scored a late goal which saw them win the match.

The goal led to the BMC bench celebrating in a manner that led to the dismissal of their coach from the pitch. In an interview, BMC coach Haratino Mahloane said the game was more like a cup final to his boys as their aim was to finish the league in top eight.

He said the boys worked hard as they started attacking in the early minutes. “Our plan worked very well because we wanted to score first and we knew our opponents top strikers were not in hence we managed to win,” he added.

Bush Bucks coach Philani Mabhena said despite their sterling performance his boys struggled to take aantage of the home ground and win in all the games played. He said they played much better in away games adding “this is something which we need to work on in the coming season.”

Mabhena also noted that the absence of key strikers like Omaatla Kebatho and Morris Ruzivo limited their scoring chances.

He said surviving relegation and finishing in top eight would be a bonus for his team.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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