Botswana: Mogoditshane Senior Soccer Teams Toast of Day

| July 13, 2016

Mogoditshane senior school football teams emerged champions at the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) senior schools football games played in Lekedi recently.

Both Mogoditshane football teams, the girls and boys teams clinched gold to be crowned 2016 senior schools champions.

Mogoditshane boys stunned Lobatse senior school to a 3 goals against one goal during a fast paced match.

Under the tutelage of Ogorogile Moilwe Mogoditshane came first, second place were Lobatse senior school while third place was secured by Seepapitso senior from Kanye.

Their girl mates cruised past Nata senior school with five goals against one.

Mogoditshane clinched gold, Nata on second place and Matshekge finished as bronze medalists.

When the referee blow his whistle for the game to start, it was clear both schools had intentions to win the game.

Pound for pound both schools seemed at par with each of them courting the same chances to goal.

However, it was only just before half time when Mogoditshane opened the score sheet.

From half time Mogoditshane boys dominated from start then Dennis Malongwa scored another goal making it 2 goals.

Lobatse had to dig deep from their resources as they pressed high into opponents and eventually their efforts paid off through the leg of Baokeditswe Talane.

Trailing behind with a goal deep into dying minutes of the game, Lobatse were dealt a huge blow when their number one bearer mishandled a free kick by Brian Mankanku and parried it into the back of the net.

A jubilant Moilwe expressed delight at his team's achievement after coming second on last year's finals.

He said the journey to the finals was not an easy story to tell. Moilwe acknowledged his opponents performance in the pitch, saying they played a matured kind of play.

"It was a good game, the boys displayed a good passing football without hard tackles and a lot of good build up transition from the back going forward," he said.

He also said the level of competition in the tournament has improved a lot, which makes it not easy for teams to reach the finals.

Lobsec coach Hennel Kaisara said their task is to develop school children and when they play according to instructions it makes him happy because it means they are doing the right thing as coaches.

In regard to the game, Kaisara said lady luck was not on their side and making matters worse his players made unnecessary mistakes which cost them two easy goals.

While in the girl's final, national team and Township Rollers Sedilame Boseja had a blast of a game when on this particular game being converted to a striker. She scored four goals for Mogoditshane.

Gorata Morekolodi scored the fifth goal, while Nata's solitary goal from a spot kick was converted by Masego Nfadiso.

Nfandiso a trickster of a player- twists and turning maneuvering through opponents, was a highlight talent on Nata's side.

Mogoditshane coach Mojaboswa Bonno credited her side for the hard work they had put in since the start of the campaign.

He said the achievement is worth to note down the school's history books, since they are the first crop to win the title for the school.ENDS

He also commented that he had to sacrifice Boseja from her role to serve as an attacker instead of goalkeeper position because he had options from three good goalkeepers.

However, since they were all good in that position, Boseja proved to be rather a utility player hence he fielded her as an attacker

Source: Botswana Daily News

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