Paul not happy with Gunners loss

| September 20, 2015

The MOBILE Premiership side Extension Gunners’ coach, Keitumetse ‘Pio’ Paul was not happy with his team’s performance, which resulted in a loss by a solitary goal to Mochudi Centre Chiefs at the new Francistown Stadium on Saturday (September 19) night.

Speaking in a post-match interview with BOPA, Paul said he was not happy with the way both the defenders and the strikers played during the game.

He said if the strikers could have converted the chances, the game could have ended in a draw and urged his players to pull up their socks.

Gunners started the game on a low note as they could not complete their passes giving their opponent chances of attacking.

Both sides failed to utilise the scoring opportunities they created as Chiefs’ Tendai Nyumasi ballooned over the cross bar 12 minutes into the first half while Gunners’ Jomo Moatlhaping hit a side netting in 25 minutes. Chiefs mounted more pressure and controlled the game in search of an opening goal.

Magosi’s Thatayaone Ramatlapeng in the 26th minute also shot over the goal post while just in a space of a minute his team mate, Senatla Molefhe hit the up- right. Chiefs only managed to get a goal in the 33rd minute through Lemponye Tshireletso.

After half time, Chiefs continued pressuring their opponents, looking for a second goal while Gunners was searching for an equalising goal but both failed to convert opportunities.

Chiefs’ Molefhe was given a yellow card by referee Joshua Bondo for simulation in the penalty area. Both teams made all necessary substitutions but that did not change the results as the game ended 1-0 in favour of Chiefs, who collected the maximum three points.

For his part, the winning Mochudi Centre Chiefs coach, Mike Sitlhole said they won the game because they had a game plan although they created a lot of chances and failed to convert.

He said although they have won, they are the defending champions and therefore should not relax but keep the focus and fighting spirit to collect maximum points as much as possible.

So far, Mochudi Centre Chiefs have played seven games, won four, drew two, lost one and managed to accumulate 14 points while Extension Gunners managed to collect 13 points after playing seven games, won four, drew one and lost two.

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