Magosi Take Be Mobile Crown

| May 4, 2015

Mochudi Centre Chiefs are the 201415 be Mobile Premier League champions.

Magosi clinched the tittle, despite a goalless draw against FC Satmos in Molepolole on Saturday (May 2).

Although the Kgatleng giants have two remaining games against Gaborone United and Police X1, they have already wrapped the league, sitting at the summit of the log with 64 points followed by Orapa with 57 points. None of the teams in the league can reach points that Chiefs have amassed.

The jubilant Chiefs coach, Mike Sithole said, throughout the season, they had a grand plan of clinching the trophy.

Sithole said he was happy with his players’ fighting spirit, more especially in the second round of the league, given that during the first round Township Rollers were sitting comfortably at the top.

He said the difference between Centre Chiefs and the rest of the teams was that he was rotating players adding that in the first round, Mara Moloi, did not come to the party but he only managed to play in the second round, and during his off-form, Onalethata Tshekiso, kept the fire burning.

The other thing that Sithole said has worked for him was that he had a balanced team, although they were struggling at the back.

He gave credit to Lesego Galenamotlhale whom he said was a good destroyer and a good midfielder stabilizer to Centre Chiefs. Talking about the game, he said although Satmos gave them a scare on the day, his side played well and ultimately managed to play a goalless draw.

“It was not an open game, what matters today is that we managed to get a point and win the league, and mind you it is not always easy to play against a team that is fighting to avoid relegation,” he said.

The game started with a low tempo, and both teams had resorted to a cautious and highapproach in the first half. They had cut clear chances but failed to convert and the game went into recess with the score board reading 0-0.

After a break, Satmos tried very hard to attack but most of their attempts were easily dealt with by Chiefs defenders. On the 83rd minute of the game, the Phikwe side suffered a major setback when their player Lesego Moiphemedi was given a red card for off the ball incident.

However, Chiefs failed to capitalise on that, but rather resorted to be casual on the ball, without causing threat to a 10-man Satmos.

Satmos coach, Kenneth Mogae said although a draw was not a bad result, they had targeted three points adding that they had a good plan for their opponents, but they just missed by a whisker to pocket three points.

He said they created a lot of scoring chances, but failed to bury them. He, however, said he was happy with his player’s performance on the day.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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