Week Round-up: As the summer heats up…

Week Round-up: As the summer heats up…
Bokani Loeto of Ecco City Greens and Ontse Ntesa of Mochudi Centre Chiefs

Monday Oct 20, 2014. 12:16

Nguruguru scrape past Br Highlanders

BPL rookies Sankoyo Bush Bucks squeezed themselves past struggling Br Highlanders on Friday night at Serowe Stadium by a solitary goal that handed the Maun-based club the full three points.

The win elevated the victors to the 10th spot while Br Highlanders were relegated to the 15th spot, one point ahead of basement dwellers Ecco City Greens.

BMC, Gunners share the spoils

Honours were evenly shared in a much anticipated Lobatse derby as town giants BMC and Extension Gunners tussled to 1-1 stalemate at Lobatse New stadium on Saturday.

Gunners secured the lead in the early stages of the encounter through their new talisman Moemedi Moatlhaping, but were later forced to settle for a draw as BMC put the game back on level terms courtesy of Kenanao Kgetholitsile’s second half strike to continue with their un-beaten run in the campaign.

A draw ensured a pole position for former Botswana Meat Commission bankrolled club, while a point was not enough for Mapantsula as they were relegated to the sixth spot.

Man of the Match: Finkie Mothibi (Extension Gunners)

BDF XI cruise past FC Satmos

BDF XI pulled up a notable performance as they walloped Fc Satmos by two goals to nil at Selibe Phikwe Stadium, with former Extension Gunners midfielder Phomolo Keimetswe and Kabelo Seakanyeng on the score sheet for Matebele.

Despite the loss, Satmos are still glued on the ninth spot on the league table, while Matebele are back in the title race as they are now three points behind joint log Leaders BMC, Rollers and only two points behind slumped Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Ecco keep Magosi at bay

After parting ways with their coach, troubled Ecco City Greens proved to be plucky on the day as they forced Mochudi Centre Chiefs to a draw in a six-goal thriller.

Ecco seemed on course to repeat their heroics as they have always been a hoodoo team for the Kgatleng giants, but R. Gumbo’s troops fired all cylinders to square matters through Tshireletso’s second brace of the league and Mara Moloi to salvage a point in an encounter they could have lost.

A draw was a setback for Magosi as they have now lost the dictating terms at the summit of the log with a point shy from top placed BMC. Despite salvaging a point Mamoja Diskie will sob in vein as they were close to their first victory of the season and most importantly to turn the tables up and trot away from the rock bottom of the league.

Motlakase choke the Reds to a draw

Gaborone United and Motlakase played to a 1-1 draw in an encounter played under the floodlights of Serowe Stadium on Saturday evening. United took the lead through the evergreen Chifiwa Kgaswane, while the home side put the encounter back on level terms through Gape Mohutshiwa from the spot kick.

In spite of a dull draw, Gaborone United still remain in mid table, three points ahead of ninth-placed Satmos, while Motlakase are on level points with Sankoyo Bush Bucks, both on 11 points.

Orapa United hold Police XI to a draw

Top eight placed sides Orapa United and Police XI played to a goalless draw on Saturday afternoon at Itekeng Stadium. A draw proved not to be enough for Jungle Kings as they were out-muscled from the top four and relegated to the fifth spot with 18 points, while the Ostriches closed in on sixth placed Extension Gunners with three points difference between the two.

Boy sends Popa to the top

Segolame Boy’s second half strike helped the defending champions to a 2-1 hard fought victory over Nico United on Sunday. Both teams were level at recess after Rollers’ lead – courtesy of Montsholetsi Sikele – was short lived thanks to a sublime free-kick by Gift Moyo, who could not finish the game after picking up an injury.

Township Rollers are now in pole position, level with BMC on 21 points with a two goal difference to their advantage. Nico find themselves relegated to the 13th spot.
Man of the Match: Kobamelo Kebaikanye (Township Rollers)

Maswena inspires Toronto to victory

Lemogang Ntosh Maswena’s single goal was the difference between relegation candidates Letlapeng SC and in-form Notwane, who have trotted away from the relegation zone, three points ahead of 13th placed Nico United, while the BPL rookies are yet to find their feet in the elite league after only amassing a total of three points out of the nine matches they have played.
Man of the Match: Tshegofatso Chimuku(Letlapeng)

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