Friday, April 19, 2024

Exciting Coca Cola cup’s last 16

This year’s edition of the 18-year-old Coca Cola tournament is reaching its climax as the best 16 teams will be locking horns in the third round of the Coca-Cola Cup next weekend.

The draw paired most premier league giants for the quarter finals.

The “red-machine”, Gaborone United (GU), will be hosted by BDF XI.
This is expected to be an exciting game as GU will be looking for revenge for their first round loss to BDF XI in the premier league.

Francistown outfit, Ecco City Greens, will host Jwaneng Comets, one of only three First Division teams that managed to sail through to this round.
Meanwhile, Notwane will host the defending champions, Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Uniau Flamingo Santos will tackle NICO United. ”Mapalastina”, Township Rollers, will play against Mogoditshane Fighters.

Township Rollers is in a goal scoring mood, having walloped BR Highlanders by 7 goals to nil.

Soccer spectators expect to see an interesting game between Rollers and Fighters. Rollers have always found it difficult to tame Fighters.

Tasc will take on Naughty Boys, while Gunners will tackle Police XI. Although Extension Gunners, under the tutelage of Chico Nare, struggled to find the back of the net when they played against Mochudi Real Masters, they managed to topple it after a penalty shoot out, having been stalemated at 1 all.

Both teams are in the top ten in the premier league, with Police at number 6 and Gunners at spot number 10.
In a Premier league game, played on Wednesday night, they played to a goalless draw at Molepolole Stadium.

Given the goal draught Gunners have been experiencing of late, the interesting question is: will they make it to the quarter finals?

First Division sides, Killer Giants and Gaborone Young Strikers will also sweat it out. Since both teams are also in the Southern First division, they are familiar to each other and the game is expected to provide a lot of fireworks because both teams are also gunning for honours in their league.

The Coca Cola draw was well attended by team officials, management staff from the BFA and soccer fanatics.

Team officials shared the moment with Sunday Standard regarding the draw.
“The draw was fair and balanced,” said Clifford Mogomotsi, Public Relations Officer for Center Chiefs. “No team was given a tough opponent, and as for Mochudi Centre Chiefs, we are looking forward to the quarter finals.”


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