The going is still tough for those teams that gained promotion to the elite league this season. Selibe Phikwe side, FC Satmos, and Francistown’s Great North Tigers (GNT) are finding the going tough in the Premier League and might go back to the First Division if they do not pull up their socks.
Satmos are the ones trailing in the league with only a point from ten matches. The 1999 Coca-Cola finalists have a mammoth task lying ahead of them if they are to survive the chop.
Satmos are a different team from the early nineties that did tremendously well upon gaining promotion to the elite. Currently, they are struggling and would need devine intervention to survive.
Three seasons ago GNT, under the tutelage of veteran coach, Seth Moleofhi, gained promotion to the elite league only to go back the following season. It now remains to be seen whether they will once again go back to the First Division or they have learnt a lesson to survive. Normally, the main problem new comers encounter in the elite league is lack of experienced players but GNT managed to acquire some, especially from their fellow neighbours, Tafic.
Just after the end of last season Tafic made a massive clearance and recruited young blood and some of such players they released ended up at GNT.
From ten matches, GNT have four points and also have a lot to do to survive the dreaded relegation axe.
Mogoditshane Fighters, on the other hand, have made themselves a huge favour by collecting maximum points in their first two matches and to date have 12 points. Even though it might still be early to make any predictions in the end they might be safe. Fighters is one of the much decorated teams in Botswana but they are now just a shadow of themselves. In their fold they, however, have several experienced players like Mpho Mabogo, Tebogo Mothusi and Martin Serumola.