Monday, October 18, 2021

It’s do or die in Masitaoka, MESC epic finale

Masitaoka FC and Metsimotlhabe Sporting Club (MESC) go into the high stakes Saturday’s Kweneng Division 1 fixture with their eyes fixed on the championship crown.

The duo enters the last fray of fixtures jostling for a place in the Debswana First Division South League (DFDSL) promotional playoffs slated for Mmankgodi in May. MESC gets into the encounter after losing their first leg match to Masitaoka one nil in Molepolole.

While the duo battle out in Metsimotlhabe, Kumakwane United will be away to eighth placed Dintorokong. MESC lead their rivals by a single point and are aware that a draw would not work in their favour should Kumakwane United emerges victorious in their encounter.

In the event Masitaoka and MESC share spoils on the day, it will be an advantage to the Kumakwane boys who have led the pack for the better part of the season before faltering two weeks ago.

All three clubs vying for the promotion playoffs collected maximum points over the weekend. Masitaoka brushed aside visiting Kumakwane Checkers seven one in a one sided affair while their rivals MESC emerged winners against CUBS in a highly competitive match played at Kumakwane Checkers grounds.

Kumakwane United won three nil against relegation threatened Gabane United. In other matches played over the weekend, Mmopane SC cemented their fourth position place after taking Molmas United to the cleaners in a match that ended 6-3. Molepolole Tigers emerged 3-1 winners against Babakima as the two sides are rooted in the relegation battle. With just a single game before the season wraps, Molepolole FC has since been confirmed relegated after a one all draw against Dintorokong.

Thamaga derby ended in favour of Sanyane Celtic when they beat Thamaga Shooting Stars one nil while Sweet XI suffered a two nil loss to African Birds. Meanwhile, Digodi of Mmankgodi has qualified for the promotional playoffs together with Jwaneng Fighters, Holy Ghost and Atlanta Chiefs of Kgatleng region.

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