Tuesday, August 3, 2021

BW stars impress in foreign leagues

Botswana football internationals plying trade in foreign leagues have made a mark with exceptional performances. 

The likes of Mothusi Cooper, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Tumisang Orebonye, Kabelo Seakanyeng and Mogakolodi Ngele’s clubs have played vital roles in their clubs efforts to gun down silverware this season. 

Pintsized midfield maestro Cooper walked away with silverware as his club clinched the Zambian ABSA cup over the weekend.

The Botswana international was on top of his game earning the king of the match accolade following his team lifting the trophy after penalty shoot outs. 

Following a few matches introduced from the bench, Cooper has since cemented his place in the starting lineup of Zambian heavyweights Dynamos. 

Supersport United defender Ditlhokwe emerged man of the match in a highly contested match that ended in a one all stalemate against relegation threatened Black Leopards.

Ditlhokwe’s consistency in the South African DStv premiership has also earned him respect in the league with several man of the match accolades. 

The 24-year-old Zebras skipper is regarded as one of the best defenders in the league by his gaffer Kaitano Tembo. 

While Mogakolodi Ngele‘s club Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila is fighting relegation in the DStv premiership, the lanky attacking midfielder has assisted his team to the finals of the Nedbank cup in their maiden appearance. 

En-route to the finals, the Thohoyandou based outfit eliminated South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns in the semi-finals.

Elsewhere in the Moroccan Botola 2, Orebonye and Seakanyeng’s Olympique Khouribga is battling for promotion to the Moroccan elite league. 

With 11 games before the season ends, the duo’s club is sitting on the fourth place in the log table, just four points behind log leaders and with a game in hand. 

In their last encounter over the weekend, Orebonye netted in a 2-1 win against Stade Marocain in a crucial match in the fight for promotion.

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