Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Jungle Kings to spoil Chiefs’ party?

Mochudi Centre Chiefs are on the brink of winning their second league title in four years and they have promised to do it in style to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

This season, Magosi have produced some fine performances, which have seen them suffering only two defeats in 26 games. This afternoon, Chiefs travel to Molepolole Sports Complex needing only a single point to be crowned the champions for the 2011/2012 be MOBILE Premier League season.

But Chiefs’ party could be delayed if they lose to Police XI in what promises to be a thrilling spectacle. The law enforcers are the reason behind Chiefs’ success at the top of the table having held other title Challengers Township Rollers and BMC to stalemates in the second round.

Magosi are at the summit of the log with 66 points and only a defeat can delay them in breaking open the champagne bottles.

After coming down from 2-1 against struggling Notwane in midweek, it seems nothing would stop Chiefs from being crowned the champions. Led by their top scorers Joel Mogorosi and Kekaetswe Moloi who have netted 49 goals between them, Chiefs are capable of ripping apart any side on their good day.

After three seasons of being runners-ups to Gaborone United and Rollers in two successive seasons, Chiefs’ chairman Ernest Molome is confident that the waiting is over. This week, he has been brimming with confidence and their supporters have been more vocal than ever.

Molepolole Sports Stadium is expected to be packed to the rafters with their supporters reported to be looking forward to be part of the historic event. “There’s nothing which is going to stop us from lifting the trophy on Sunday. We’re not going to that game seeking a point, we want maximum points. Everyone in the camp knows that and that’s what we want to achieve. This is a special day for us and our supporters must come in large numbers to cheer the team on,” said Molome.

He pointed out that when the season kicked off, they wanted to win the title considering that their club is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. “Everything has gone according to plan and I would like to thank the players, technical team, management and supporters for working hard in ensuring that we achieve our dream. It has not been easy but winning on Sunday will be an appreciation to those who worked hard in forming this massive club,” added Molome.

He pointed out that lifting the trophy will be part of the long events planned to celebrate their anniversary. Molome said that they have already invited some of the people who have contributed to the success of the team over the years to their game against Police XI.

“We have not been able to reach out at the people who have contributed in the formation of Chiefs but as time goes on we’ll invite them to come join the celebrations. After Sunday, we’ll turn our focus on winning the Coca-Cola Cup and Mascom Top 8 because this is an important year for us,” he said. Chiefs’ midfielder, Stanley Tsolope, shares the same sentiments with Molome that they will wrap up the league this weekend. He said the mood in the camp is high and nothing will stop them from achieving their dream.

“We have waited for three seasons to win another league title. It has been frustrating being runners-up but I have no doubt that our time has come. We’ve worked hard as a team to achieve this,” he said.

Premier League general manager, Phuthego Setete, has confirmed that Chiefs would be handed the trophy if they get the point they need from their game against Police XI.

“Everything is in place from the sponsors’ side and our office to give Chiefs the trophy. All we can do is to invite the supporters to come to the game on time,” he said.

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