Sunday, January 16, 2022

Masitara wants his golden boot

Nico United striker, Master Masitara, is riding on the crest of a wave and appears to be on his way to clinching the top goalscorer award.

The Zimbabwean international, who won the award about three seasons ago, appears to have regained his renowned form as he scores in almost every match he features in.

Currently, Masitara has eight goals in seven matches, something that translates into more than hundred percent striking rate.

Masitara rejoined Nico at the beginning of this season after a brief spell in Mozambique and at Serowe side, Miscellaneous.

Mozambican side, Desportivo Mulcumana, signed him from Nico after finishing as the top goalscorer but had a rough patch and came back to Botswana.

It looks like he is slowly going back to his former self.

On goal scoring, Masitara is being dogged by Mochudi Centre Chiefs and Township Rollers wingers, Joel Mogorosi and Sekhana Koko. They both have seven goals apiece.

The BDF XI duo of Mokgathi Mokgathi and powerful shooter, Lemponye Tshireletso, follow closely behind with six goals.

Onalethata Tshekiso (Township Rollers), Bogosi Mfila (Miscellaneous), Patrick Lenyeletse (Ecco City Green), Lesego Galena Motlhale (Centre Chiefs) and Thagiso Mamono have four goals apiece.
With other strikers being close on the heels of Masitara, it remains to be seen who will eventually win it next year when the league ends.

On the other hand, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, who also won the league championship three seasons ago, have started their league campaign on a positive note as they are still leading from the seven matches played. The Kgatleng side has been consistent since the league started and even went the extra mile by winning convincingly.

Nico United, with 16 points, are two points behind Centre Chiefs. However, Nico United have the tendency of starting the league well only to falter in the second round.
Nico are followed by GU, Tafic and BMC.

Defending champions, Township Rollers, have not had the best start of the season because they are languishing on position seven. The team supporters are wondering if their team will be able to defend the title with easy as was the case last season.

Even though they have not started well, Rollers have of late been doing impressively as they can go to the extent of scoring four goals. If they are consistent, they can catch up with leaders, Centre Chiefs, who are six points ahead of them.

The going, however, seems to be tough for new comers, Satmos and Great North Tigers who are languishing at the bottom of the league.

Police XI, who are also third from the bottom of the league, are in one of their bad campaigns as they have managed only four points. Even the sacking of their coach, Clever Hunda, last week seems to have done little to improve their fortunes.

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