Simisani Mathumo of Township Rollers shields ball from Tumisang Orebonye of Gaborone United during the Botswana Premier League 2017/18 match between Gaborone United and Township Rollers at UB Stadium, Gaborone Botswana on 03 December 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Jan 30, 2018. 16:00
Township Rollers defender Simisani Mathumo says every team in the world goes through a rough patch.
Popa have blown hot and cold since the resumption of the 2017/18 campaign having registered two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last five matches in all competitions.
A stubborn Jwaneng Galaxy side held Rollers to a 2-2 draw in this season’s Mascom Top 8 Cup semi-final first-leg match at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Sunday.
Mathumo told the club’s official website that within the Rollers camp they realise the need to improve on their recent performances.
“At the beginning of the season we were winning and dominating teams, we set a high standard that people expected us to maintain at all times,” he said.
“But every team in the world goes through a rough patch, and in recent games we have not played at the level we want.
“This is something the technical team and the players realise and we are working on getting back to the right form.”
Despite their inconsistency Rollers remain at the top of the league standings having accumulated 40 points from 17 matches.
The defending league champions are six points above second-placed Galaxy, who have a game in hand.