Sunday, September 27, 2020

Last eight draw in Coca Cola tourney announced

This year‘s Coca Cola Cup is more thrilling and full of surprises. Who ever thought Gaborone’s giants would be dumped at this stage in the tournament?

Last weekend saw Gaborone United failing to revenge their premier league loss to BDF XI.
Mochudi Centre Chiefs continued their high tally as they walloped Notwane by 5 goals to 2.
These two teams are long-time rivals and Dirang “Malan” Moloi continued to embarrass his former team Notwane by contributing 2 goals.
Township Rollers lost to Mogoditshane Fighters by 3-1 during a penalty shoot-out. This was the end of Township Rollers this season, as it is far behind on the log to challenge for the league championship and the million pula that come with it. And now they have failed to stay in contention for the Coca Cola Cup’s half a million pula.

The draw for the last eight took place today at the Gaborone Bus Rank.
Young Strikers, the only survivors from the First Division, have been pitted against Flamingo Santos while Mogoditshane Fighters will take on Naughty Boys.

But all eyes will be on Ecco City Greens who will be taking on Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Many people consider this to be “the final before the final”.
Magosi, as Chiefs are affectionately known to its fans, always experience hard times when they play against Ecco.

“It was an exciting draw, everybody was expecting it and it’s a real challenge for us,” said Clifford Mogomotsi, the Public Relations Officer for Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Mogomotsi conceded that it is not going to be easy and therefore they need more time for preparations before the game.
“The better side will win,” he added.

The last pair is that of Extension Gunners and BDF XI. This pairing is also going to be an interesting game as BDF XI has proved that it is a better side in the premier league who always win over GU, the log leaders.

Team officials shared a few moments with Sunday Standard.

“We will be playing with an experienced team which is doing pretty well in the premier league and we will give it a shot,” said Chico Nare of Extension Gunners.

Nare said that there is no easy team in the quarter finals therefore his team will be given 90 minutes of challenges.

“It’s been a long time without any silverware, so we intend on going through and win it,” said Spencer Kesebonye, Public Relations Officer for BDF XI.

Kesebonye said that they lost to Gunners in the first round of the premier league and therefore will be looking forward to inflict revenge.

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