Kicks Put One Past South-East Girls

| April 27, 2015

Ramotswa-based national women’s league campaigners, South East Girls, suffered a one-nil defeat against UB Kicks on April 25.

The sole goa was scored by UB Kicks Tshephang Tlhako in the 63rd minute of the game. Following a dull first half by both sides, the visiting side came better in the second half and started to pose threats to the South East Girls defence until their efforts were rewarded.

After the goal, Kicks looked more threatening than ever but failed to take aantage of the chances they created.

After missing the targeted several times, the South East Girls goalie Tiny Fologang was ultimately forced to save a one on one opportunity with troublesome winger, Atang Marope before Nelly Syaid hit the post to seal UB Kicks unsavoury fate.

During a post-match interview, UB Kicks assistant coach, Matlhogonolo Mokgosi said failing to score has been their main undoing since the beginning of their campaign. “We kept on creating chances but we are failing to convert them, this has been our main challenge since the beginning of the season,” he said.

Nonetheless, Mokgosi said they are working on sorting the problem and added that they could have buried the homes side easily.

Further, he said his team struggled in the first half as players failed to stick to the game plan, which however changed in the second half as they played match better.

While South East Girls assistant coach, Olebile Sekgere said his players did not come to the party in the entire game.

He blamed the situation on the players part, saying some of them skipped midweek training session which makes it difficult for the technical team to plan for their games.

“Even the goal that we conceded came from a mistake, but we will bounce back during our next game,” said Sekgere.

Further, he noted that his team lost some of the players that took them to the national league and added that they are still working to get the team gelling.

“If you look back since our promotion, we have lost a couple of players who got this team promoted, our standard has gone down and that have affected our performance,” he said.

Nonetheless, Sekgere expressed optimism that the team would soon settle well in the ongoing women league campaign.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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