Monday, April 19, 2021

A look at some of the League’s outstanding players

Almost all teams, with the exception of Mochudi Centre Chiefs, are left with 10 matches before the season comes to an end.

Already, the Kgatleng side, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, is leading the league and six points separate them from second placed Township Rollers.

Today (Wednesday) Centre Chiefs are playing against Lobatse side, Extension Gunners, and take on Gaborone United over the weekend. These are the matches that can actually set the direction of where the league will be heading.

However, since the league began, there are those players that have been outstanding, especially for the top four teams.

Winger Joel Mogorosi has been on fire for his team, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, but injury saw him missing the past four matches. Mogorosi was a pillar of strength for Centre Chiefs and is still the leading goal scorer with 22 goals. Fellow team mate, Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi, is five goals behind him.

Moloi has also been the most trusted lieutenant in front of goals since Mogorosi’s injury. He has scored several vital goals when the chips were down. He has already earned himself a place in the preliminary squad of the national team called up by coach, Stanley Tshosane.

The outstanding run by Township Rollers has seen new recruits like Mogakolodi Ngele doing a fantastic job for the reigning champions. Ngele undoubtedly is the future prospect of Botswana football. When he is not scoring, he is busy dishing those killer passes to fellow teammates to score. Currently, Rollers are six points behind Centre Chiefs and Ngele has been instrumental in reducing the goal difference because at one stage they were trailing by eleven points.

The good work done by Ngele is also aiding other players like Sekhana Koko to do damage to the opponents. Koko is blessed with skill, pace and an eye for a goal.

Rollers new recruit from Notwane, Agisanyang Ramaabya, seems to have stabilized their defence and his partnership with Oscar Ncenga has been impregnable.

One player who is the envy of almost every team in the Premier League is none other than BMC attacking midfielder, Motsholetse Sikele. Many people are wondering why he is not being called up to the senior national team. Sikele is quick, mobile, skilful and has a heart to win matches at all costs. He has even scored crucial goals for his team. One of the memorable ones he scored was on Friday against Gaborone United in Molepolole. He realised that goalkeeper Noah Maposa was offline.

He chipped the ball against the expectations of GU defence that thought he would lay a pass.

At GU, the likes of Ronald Chikomo, Sageby Sandaka and Mandla Mgadla have been instrumental in their apparent good run. Since re-joining the team from BMC, Sandaka has been outstanding and orchestrated many good moves and even goes to the extent of scoring for his team.

With ten matches to go, it remains to be seen who will eventually go tops at the end of the season.

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