Kazungula Aim to Retain First Division Status

| January 27, 2015

Kazungula Young Fighters coach, Kgotlayame Disele says his team’s target is to retain Debswana First Division North status.

Disele said this after their encounter against Tafic in Francistown on January 25 where they played to a one-all draw. “When we were promoted to the first division, our plan and aim was to retain our status in the first division league,” Disele said.

Disele said this would give players time to gain experience and build confidence. He also noted that the game went well but was not happy with some of the decisions from match officials.

However, he said he was not using this as an excuse of failing to win the game. He said the results showed that they were weak and highlighted that what was important for them was to go back to the drawing board and regroup.

The coach noted that like other teams around the country they faced challenges such as shortage of funding, travelling costs and players who are working, a situation which resulted in them not practising together.

For his part, Tafic coach, Atshele Molapo said his team did not play well and lacked good combinations. He admitted they had a weak team in the first round and expected to beef the squad in the second round.

Molapo noted that during the first round, the attacking department was weak hence they signed new players, though they did not have much exposure.

The main problem for Tafic, he highlighted, was that when they beefed the attacking department, they lost three key defenders, a centre back to Nico, left back to Motlakase and the right back who went to BDF X1.

He also highlighted that they spent a short period with new players which meant that their combinations were not tried and tested before the start of the second round. Also, he explained that his players lacked match practice. He, however, promised a better performance going forward.

The encounter which started on a low note saw a ball being thrown out of the pitch area by match officials after the Kazungula goalkeeper, Moemedi Sekaname accused him of taking his water bottle.

Tafic’s Allen Dewere opened the account for the hosts in the 20th minute of the first half. Three minutes before the end of the first half, Tafic’ Ronald Selemane was forced to score an own goal while trying to clear Innocent Mbanga’s kick. Deep in to the second half, Kazungula’s Amos Basiamang was given a straight red card for un-sporting behaviour.

The weekend results leaves Kazungula sitting on position six with 13 points after playing 11 games, winning three, drawing four and losing four. Tafic has 12 points after playing 11 games, winning three, drawing three and losing five.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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