Sunday, July 3, 2022

Double Action ladies club bag coveted DTC championships prize

Double Action Ladies Football Club are the inaugural winners of the DTC Botswana Top 8 women national championships.

The Gaborone based outfit had to dig deep to beat the youthful Kweneng region based Mexican Girls 4 – 2 to take all the bragging rights of being the country’s best women’s side.

Double Action, who walked away with a trophy, gold medals and a P250 000 prize money now looks set to represent Botswana in the women’s continental championships.

In an exciting final that pitted the Top 8 tournament’s best sides against each other, experience counted more than exuberance of youth as Double Action started well.

So dominant they were that at the time of going to recess, the Gaborone region representatives, who were three goals to the good, looked seemingly out of sight.

Mexican Girls were however not intent on lying dead and proved their mettle in the second half as they pulled back two goals to turn the game into a proper contest.

Any hopes of a comeback for the spirited Mexican Girls were however dashed when Double Action scored another goal to give themselves a much needed two goal cushion to see off the match.

For their efforts, Mexican Girls went home with silver medals and a whooping P150 000 cheque. In what was an all-Southern side sweep, Kgatleng region based Royal Fighters came third after seeing off Francistown United. The Kgatleng outfit pocketed P100 000 and bronze medals.

Meanwhile, the game showcased the chastening gulf between women football in the Southern region and the other regions of the country.

It was more like a simple procession for both Double Action and Mexican Girls as they recorded chastening score lines against their opponents.

On their way to the finals, Double Action scored a whooping 26 goals in the first round without conceding. The team won 8 – 0, 15 – 0 and 3 – 0 against Cubs Ditawana, Orapa All Stars and Royal Fighters in that particular order.

Elsewhere, Mexican Girls had a scoring party of their own in the first round as they netted 21 goals and conceded only 5. After starting well with a 12 – 1 thrashing of Green Lovers, the team suffered a scare as it had to come back from 3 – 0 down to draw with Francistown United. Normal business however resumed in game three as they won 6 – 1 against Granada.

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