No Holiday for Premier League Teams

| April 2, 2015

Easter Holidays will be busy as there will be no recess in the be Mobile Premier League.

Log leaders, Mochudi Centre Chiefs will tussle with BMC in Molepolole on Good Friday at 3:45pm.

Chiefs look determined to clinch the league title. Magosi toppled Township Rollers from the top position where Popa once sat comfortably towards the end of 2014, and in the beginning of 2015.

They walloped Ecco City Greens 2-0 in Serowe on Tuesday (March 31) and would like to continue their winning streak and extend the margin between them and Orapa United to 12 points. With depth of their squad and the composure they often display, Magosi are likely to give BMC a tough encounter.

But they could also be under pressure to hold on to their lead as the league approaches a crucial stage where teams have to exercise caution and concentration if they are not to see themselves slip like Rollers did at the beginning of the year.

Magosi are sitting comfortably at the top, with 56 points from 24 games, edging closer to acquiring the throne currently being defended by Rollers.

On one hand, BMC should not be undermined as they will come with their agenda of retaining a position in top eight. They have not been consistent in their last league games and would like to reduce Magosi’s chances of easily walking away with the trophy this season.

BMC shared the spoils in a nil-all with Extension Gunners on Tuesday and will do whatever it takes to halt Centre Chiefs’ five games unbeaten run and emerge victorious. They are currently on position eight with 34 points from 24 games played.

In another encounter, Orapa United will host Gunners at Itekeng Stadium on April 4. It will be a competitive clash between the two as the Ostriches’ have turned Orapa into a slaughter house and in the same vein Mapantsula will seek to improve their log standings.

The Ostriches also shared a 1-1 all draw against Police XI on March 30. They are also contending for the league title and will come with the hope of mounting pressure on Magosi and make sure that they pocket all three points against Mapantsula.

Orapa United should not be derailed by the fact that Gunners have been surrounded by financial crisis as undermining the Peleng side could be detrimental to them. Mapantsula are slowly redeeming themselves as they won two games and drew two in their last four games, indicating improvement.

Currently, Orapa United is placed second with 48 points from 24 games while Gunners sit on position seven with 36 points from 24 games.

Meanwhile on April 3, Motlakase will host Police XI BDF XI Vs Sankoyo Bush Bucks, both games will be played at Serowe Sports Complex at 4pm and 7pm respectively.

While on Saturday (April 4), FC Satmos tussle with Gaborone United at Selebi Phikwe Stadium Letlapeng visits BR Highlanders at Serowe Sports Complex at 4pm and Notwane will battle it out with Nico United at Molepolole Sports Complex at 3:45pm. On Sunday April 5, Township Rollers welcome Ecco City Greens at National Stadium at 3:45pm.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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