Cheetahs Face Relegate, Toronto Survive

| May 11, 2015

After firing home that left-footer to make it 2-1 in favour of his team, nippy Township Rollers winger Edwin Moalosi sucked his thumb, ran to the corner, threw himself to the grounds and kicked his legs like a dying animal.

By that celebration, the midfielder was condemning Satmos to First Division North league since their win against Notwane in their last fixture would only take them to 29 points, two behind the latter.

The winning goal was not only for Rollers to collect maximum points but, a lifesaver for the yet to be relegated Toronto Boys as Notwane are lauded by its few yet hard to please supporters.

Notwane who lost 3-2 to Motlakase Power Dynamos, Saturday, at Serowe Sports complex breathed a sigh of relief when Moalosi cracked that insurance goal and many of their supporters, clad in team regalia, were spotted singing and chanting alongside the blue supporters of Rollers.

The game kick-started with boys from the nickel and copper mining town of Selebi Phikwe showing all the intention to pocket home the maximum points, alas the Mma Masire boys put up an equally gallant fight and ultimately outwitted the former.

After an intense warm-up that lasted over half an hour the Cheetahs, as FC Satmos are known, came with guns blazing but found themselves chasing after shadows of Popa foot soldiers.

Midway through first half gigantic and skilful Manqoba Ngwenya curled a low ball to the far post leaving Satmos keeper rooted to the goal line.

However, the Cheetahs quickly responded and pulled one back.

Nonetheless, Moalosi received a cross and slotted it home to put a dark cloud on the Phikwe boys who had hoped their survival chances would be decided in the last game when they date Notwane.

Probably the only avenue left to save the Cheetahs who are facing extinction could be their case against Sankoyo Bush Bucks.

Earlier in the day, Motlakase Power Dynamos, who are eyeing the top eight spot in order to qualify for the most coveted trophy of Mascom Top 8, annihilated visiting and wasteful Notwane by 3-2.

Former Rollers man, William Kupera opened the score sheet for Motlakase before the towering Ugandan striker Umar Ngoni heaped more pressure on Notwane with a thunderbolt.

With the score sheet reading 2-0, Motlakase keeper gifted Notwane substitute Kitso Tlhowe with an easy goal.

Tlhowe took a long ranger from the center line and the shot stopper tried to control casually with boot studs but missed the ball. He then dived for the ball after it crossed the goal line, a blunder that saw some senior players bark at him.

Quickly, Motlakase restored a two-goal lead through Lapologang Motlogi after Chouka were awarded a penalty in the second half. However, Maswena pulled one back for Toronto Boys. Earlier in the first half, Notwane’s Zebron Njobvu missed a penalty.

On Friday (May 8), BR Highlanders and Orapa United played a goalless draw that saw boys from diamond mining Orapa remain in position two.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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