Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Another setback for GU as they are held by Jwaneng Comets

Gaborone United’s defence of the be-Mobile Premier League is dwindling almost every week and it looks only a miracle would re-hand them back the trophy. This comes after the team was held to a one all draw against newly promoted, Jwaneng Comets. The draw means that GU collected a paltry four points from possible 12 in their last four matches. Gaborone United were just a shadow of its former self and Comets could have even wrapped up the match had they not wasted chances that came their way. There was no coordination in the team and it looked players needed something to motivate them.

Gaborone United might also be regretting why they let their influential midfielder, Kebatlogetse Batswelwetse leave them to join Comets earlier this year because they paid for that. Batsweletse also known as ‘Go Man’ put Comets ahead five minutes into the second half following a dull first half. Batsweletse headed from a corner after a shaky GU defence failed to clear a corner kick and goalie Kgosietsile Senjoba also failed to clear the ball despite his good height. After the goal Comets pilled pressure seeking to increase the tally, but luck was not n their side.

Following Comets torrent attacks, GU supporters were frustrated and went to an extent of demanding sacking of the caretaker coach, Jaid Jalaal with immediate effect. They accuse him for lacking tactical acumen to lead their team. Most of the supporters are content that the team has material but needs someone to clad it together as was the case with the recently fired coach, Mike Sithole. The way things are GU should on the other rush to look for Sithole’s replacement or else by the time they wake up, it will be late. The management has since said they are looking but not in a hurry. Gaborone United on the other hand got an important equalizer in the 73rd minute also from a header via, Ronald Chikomo.

The goal was from a resultant cross from Kabo Molokwane who is also proving to be a second to none ball crosser in the country. The results mean that GU are still perched in the middle of the table. Just like GU, Jwaneng Comets came into the match without a coach after getting rid of him last week.

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