Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fighters, Flamengo Santos struggling for form in DFDSL

By Godfrey Mowaneng

With the Debswana First Division South League (DFDSL) now in its sixth round, former premier league teams Mogoditshane Fighters and Uniao Flamengo Santos are struggling for their best form that it would be difficult to know where to start.

Fighters finished third last season when champions Notwane and runners up Prisons XI were promoted to the BTC Premiership. On the other hand Uniao Flamengo Santos which was relegated last season from top flight football are wobbling in the lower division collecting nine points out of a possible eighteen. Fighters woes were deepened this past weekend when they suffered their second three nil loss this season at the hands of pace setters Gilport Lions. On the day, Gilport Lions talisman Serati Semadi was on form netting a hat trick past Fighters goal minder.

Santos hopes to revive back winning ways were shattered over the weekend when the Gabane based side shared spoils with Mogoditshane based Matebejane. Despite interesting display of football showering an avalanche of goal scoring chances that were not utilised by both sides on the day, the match ended in a goalless draw.

Santos is currently sitting on the fifth spot in the log table while Fighters are placed eighth on the log table. Meanwhile, Gilport Lions have shown early signs of returning to top flight football and are three points clear at the summit of the log table. Occupying second spot is former premiership side Black Peril while Broadhurst United is sitting on third and rookies Jwaneng Fighters on fourth position.

It has seemingly been tough for the Western block boys as rookies Blue Stars and Black Rangers also continue to struggle. After six matches played thus far, both clubs have only managed to collect two points and have failed to win a match.

Meanwhile, Francistown based Tafic is leading the pack in the Debswana First Division North League (DFDNL) after winning four of their games and a single draw in five outings. Breathing heavily on their neck is Morupule Wanderers with 12 points and Sua Flamengoes with 10 points after four matches. Green Lovers are placed on the fourth spot while Eleven Angels is sitting on the fifth spot and Nico United placed sixth.


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