Monday, November 29, 2021

Centre Chiefs edge closer to championship trophy

Mochudi Centre Chiefs are edging closer and closer to the Premier League championship.

It looks like no team will stop them from achieving that after a four-year hiatus. Chiefs on Friday crushed Serowe side and relegation candidates, Miscellaneous 5-0 to maintain their lead in the league.

Centre Chiefs were 12 points clear at the top of the table before the completion of weekend matches. Looks like only a miracle can stop the Kgatleng side from being champions.

For Miscellaneous, the loss means they have sunk into the relegation zone. They are third from the bottom of the league table, just above Great North Tigers (GNT) and FC Satmos.

If GNT win their upcoming match, Miscellaneous will really be in trouble and will have to win several of their remaining matches to survive the chop to the First Division.

The match also saw the return of Joel Mogorosi who has been out of action for almost two months due to injury. The current leading goalscorer came at a time when his tally is under threat, especially fellow team mate, Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi.

Before getting injured, Mogorosi was leading Olio by close to ten goals and before the Friday match, Olio had reduced it to two. Both players scored a goal apiece and Mogorosi was still two goals ahead of him.

Nevertheless, Miscellaneous gave a good account of them, especially in the first half. They closed almost all the spaces at the back and made it difficult for Centre Chiefs to easily shoot.

Miscellaneous, however, only managed to soldier on until the last few minutes of the first half when former Santos and BMC player, Godfrey Ngele, broke the ice. Centre Chiefs led by a solitary goal in the first half and started spitting fire after the half time. Just five minutes into the second half, Centre Chiefs scored the second goal through Moloi.

When Miscellaneous was still reeling from the second goal shock, Mpoeleng Mpoeleng shocked them. He unleashed a thunderbolt outside the box and the ball went into the far right corner, much to the excitement of Centre Chiefs supporters.

The introduction of Mogorosi and Stanley Tsolopo added more pace upfront and they further tore into Miscellaneous’ defence. It was not surprising when Pontsho Moloi made it four in the 69th minute. Miscellaneous tried to move forward to at least score a consolation goal but to little avail. The more they tried to move upfront the more spaces they created at the back.

Mogorosi put the last nail in miscellaneous coffin in injury time, making it five.

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