General Preview: Mascom Top 8 Cup semi-final first-leg

General Preview: Mascom Top 8 Cup semi-final first-leg
Alphonse Modisaotsile of Gaborone United during the 2017 Mascom Top 8 football match between Gabs United and Extension Gunners at Gaborone National Stadium, Botswana on 27 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Thursday Feb 01, 2018. 16:00

The 2017/18 Mascom Top 8 Cup semi-final second-leg matches are set to take centre stage this weekend with both games taking place at the National Stadium.

The first match will feature the 2011/12 winners Township Rollers and defending champions Jwaneng Galaxy.

Rollers will be the hosts after drawing 2-2 with Galaxy in the first-leg match which was played at the Lobatse Sports Complex last weekend.

Popa’s two crucial away goals were scored by Motsholetsi Sikele and Mosha Gaolaolwe, while Patrick Kaunda, and Gilbert Baruti scored for Galaxy.

Kick-off between Rollers and Gakaxy is at 20h30.

On Saturday, two-time winners Gaborone United will play host to the 2015/16 champions Orapa United, who secured a 1-0 home win in the first-leg.

Omaatla Kebatho scored the only goal of the match as the Ostriches recorded a 1-0 victory over Moya Goleele.

Kick-off between GU and Orapa is at 20h15.

The winners on aggregate will advance to this year’s final.

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