Monday, June 5, 2023

Joel Mogorosi ends year on goal-scoring high note

Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ attacking midfielder, Joel Mogorosi, has ended the year on a high note by scoring an incredible 22 goals.

His scoring rate is incredible, considering how other players fared in the past before the Christmas break.

If Mogorosi carries his scoring form to the second round, he might break many records in the country.

With only 16 matches played, he is 7 goals ahead of Nico United striker and former golden boot winner, Master Masitara, who has 15 goals. With 14 matches to go before the end of the league, it remains to be seen if the former Township Rollers man will continue to be consistent.

The league has since taken a break to make time for the senior national team, the Zebras, to prepare for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Mogorosi forms an integral part of the national team and a lot is expected of him to deliver for the nation.

However, teams have since expressed concern about AFCON, saying by the time it ends their players will be exhausted since there will not be enough of a break for them.

Another Centre Chiefs striker, Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi, is the third leading goalscorer with 14 goals, followed by Sekhana Koko of Township Rollers who has 11 goals under his belt.

BDF XI’s Lemponye Tshireletso, who has had a fruitful first round, has nine goals, followed by the trio of Mokgathi Mokgathi (BDF XI), Onalethata Tshekiso (Township Rollers) and Extension Gunners’ Ofentse Mmipi, who have 8 goals apiece.

Meanwhile Mochudi Centre Chiefs still finished the year on top of the table with 41 points and are eight points clear of second placed BMC. Gaborone United is third with 32 points while Township Rollers and Nico United are in fourth and fifth places, respectively with 30 points.

At the bottom of the table, it looks like there is going to be a fierce battle to avoid the relegation battle next year. Currently Selibe Phikwe side, Satmos, are at the bottom of the league with eight points, followed by Miscellaneous with nine points.

Great North Tigers and Notwane are in the third and fourth place from the bottom with 13 and 14 points.


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