Sunday, May 26, 2024

Magosi inch closer to safety as Lions’ league roar fades

Mochudi Center Chiefs beat Gilport Lions 3 ÔÇô 2 to inch closer to safety and drive their opponents deep into the relegation quagmire.

The win saw Magosi open a five points gap from relegation while Lions on the other hand stays rooted at the bottom of the league log with just six games remaining before curtains come down on the 2017/18 BTC Premiership.

Magosi now sit on position ten (10) after 24 games, having collected 29 points. On the other hand, Gilport, who have played two games less than their fellow relegation strugglers, have amassed a measly 8 points from the 22 games they have played this season.

In his post match interview, Gilport Lions’ head coach Mandivenga Paradzayi, admitted his team is facing a tough battle to stay in the league but said they would not be throwing in the towel yet.

“Our survival in the league is very limited but we still have hope,” said Paradzayi.

Despite his defiance that they are not throwing in the towel, Gilport seems destined for a life in the lower leagues, as the team is eight points behind nearest relegation candidates UF Santos who are sitting on position 15 with 16 points. Concluding the third automatic relegation spot is Security Systems in 14th position having collected 24 pints from 24 games.

Despite the doom and gloom, Paradzayi said they will continue fighting to the last day as they are not prepared to lose their BTC premiership status.

“Being the last team is not the end of us we are still motivating the boys to keep going. Even if we relegate it is still not a problem,” he said.

Should the team relegate, as fate may have it, Paradzayi said they will go down with clear ambition of finding their way back into the league as early as they can.


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