Letlapeng Go Down

| April 13, 2015

Letlapeng are on the verge of relegation to the Debswana First Division South league after losing 2-0 to Sankoyo Bush Bucks in a be Mobile League match played in Molepolole on April 11.

Both teams wasted chances in the first half, with Omaatla Kebatho missing a penalty for Bush Bucks. After recess, Sankoyo overran the opposition defense and Wadza Seleka and Dipateletso Gaongalelwe found the net for their team.

Letlapeng have 15 points and would not catch 13th-placed Nico United, which have 27 points. Letlapeng would need to win with big margins in their remaining matches, which seems unlikely, thus would relegate to the first division.

After the game, coach Blessing Moyo said his players learnt a valuable lesson from playing in the top flight league and would bounce back next year. He said they were going to use their remaining games to prepare for first division. If they can manage to keep their current squad, they would surely bounce back as players like Mogomotsi Mokoka and

Tshegofatso Chimuku were a marvel to watch in the second round though it was too late to save their team. Bush Bucks coach Philani Mabhena said he was happy that his team picked maximum points though he admitted “Ngurungu” struggled in the opening half.

Meanwhile, on Friday night, BDF XI came from a two goals down to force a 2-2 draw with Gaborone United at Molepolole Sports Complex. The first half belonged to Moyagoleele which dominated and scored two goals through the unmarked Mathews Nyamadzawo in the 11th-minute and Edwin Olerile.

However, BDF XI pushed forward in search for goals and with game gone 36 minutes Onthusise Mpharithe blasted a free kick through a poorly positioned GU wall into the back of Goitseone Phoko’s net to reduce the deficit.

Though GU continued to enjoy more possession their decision making and sloppy man-marking in the second half saw them give room to their opponents and Master Masitara headed past Phoko to equalise for his team in the 52nd-minute. Letang Kgengwenyana, BDF coach, praised his side for taking the game to GU in the second half. He said the team failed to control the opening half of the game .

GU’s Rahman Gumbo said he was disappointed that his charges failed to maintain their two goal lead.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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