Moalosi: Rollers beat one of the best teams in Africa

Moalosi: Rollers beat one of the best teams in Africa
Pelontle Lerole of BDF challenged by Edwin Moalosi of Township Rollers during the 2017 Mascom Top 8 football match between BDF and Township Rollers at Gaborone National Stadium, Botswana on 25 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Monday Feb 12, 2018. 14:00

Township Rollers midfielder Edwin Moalosi says they worked hard for their impressive victory over Sudanese giants Al Merrikh on Saturday.

Botswana side Rollers stunned Al Merrikh 3-0 in the 2018 CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg match at the National Stadium in Gaborone.

Moluba was instrumental for Rollers as he scored the second goal and provided the assist for the first goal which was scored by Mosha Gaolaolwe, before making way for Segolame Boy to score the third.

"It was collective effort, it was all about team work, we were playing one of the top ranked teams in Africa and we had nothing to lose- they were the favourites,” Moalosi told the club’s official website.

“We worked on attacking them, although we wanted to stop them at the back we didn't just want to sit and play a defensive game,

“We wanted to go forward and get goals; a 1-0 result would have been okay but we wanted to score more, so we took the game to them and it worked,” he added.

“We could have scored more but 3-0 is a good result. I was happy with my goal, there are times when I have not been composed in front of goal and that is an area of my game I have been working on.

“I controlled the ball, looked up then had a shot at goal; I didn't allow what was around me- the opponents- to distract me.”

The second-leg match will take place at the
Al-Merrikh Stadium in Omdurman on Wednesday, the 21st of February 2018.

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