Just a week after parting ways with Prisons XI for Gaborone United (GU), Phillemon Makwengwe’s first game in charge saw him face his former club and triumphing over them by three goals to nil in a match played over the weekend at Molepolole Sports Complex.
Given both Prisons XI and GU’s pronounced struggles in the league so far this season, the battle between Makwengwe’s past and present employers had all the ingredients for a great showdown and rightly so. Being Makwengwe’s first win with GU, the team management and players are optimistic that luck will swing their way and better their position in log standings.
GU Chairman Boitunelo Nsunge confirmed that indeed the “money machine” is back and in full swing. “The players are very excited and motivated, hence we hope that we will go back and work even harder,” he added.
He further said despite a quick fire start, there is still a long way to go to the title.
“We have 2 important games to prepare for, that is our game against Township Rollers as well as the qualifying game for Mascom top 8,” he added. He further added that Township Rollers know them very well and know what they are up against. “We have given Rollers our players except for Joel Mogorosi, now we need to win fair and square to show that we are back,” he says.
For Oagile Kojane, Prisons XI”s Public Relations Officer (PRO), their loss against GU is no setback as they hope to bounce back. “We have lost but that does not mean we are seating back, we need to intensify our preparations and get ready for the next games,” he said.
GU are now in position 13 whilst Prisons are in position 15.