Tough Competition is anticipated in the national Debswana First Division North and south leagues as former premier league teams started on a positive note giving credence that supporters must brace themselves for entertaining competition. The Debswana first division league (north and south) kicked started the league this past weekend.
In northern first division league, Tafic, Motlakase Power Dynamos, Nico United and Green Lovers started the league on a highly charged note. Tafic which was relegated from the premier league last season beat Great North Tigers (GNT) 4 ÔÇô 1. Motlakase was merciless to their homeboys, Morupole Wanderers beating them 2 nil to stamp their superiority of the Palapye Township. Majombolo as Nico is commonly called won 1 nil against their town rivals Real Movers. Green Lovers of Serowe beat calendar Stars 1 nil. The only team that was in the premier league that did not register a win is Francistown City Greens. Whilst in the premier league they used the name Ecco City Greens. Ecco and Sua Flamengos drew 1 all.
Palapye All Stars and Eleven Angels also played to a 1 all draw.
In the Debswana First Division South three former premier league clubs registered wins in their opening games. Gilport Lions beat Modipane united 2 nil while Black Peril registered a 2 ÔÇô 1 victory over Blue Stars. Gabane based Uniao Flamengo Santos beat former premier league counterparts, Mogoditshane Fighters 2 ÔÇô 1. Matebejana beat Red Sparks of Tlokweng 1 nil.
In the other results Black Rangers played to a goalless draw with Mochudi Rovers. Jwaneng Fighters played to a 1 all draw with Broadhurst United.
The first division is well known for having better attendance during their matches because of tough competition that the league offers. Also the proximity of venues to the supporters leads to the matches attracting reasonable crowds. With teams already breathing fire, only time will tell which teams will pose a better chance to be promoted to the country’s elite league.