Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Mogorosi, Moloi lead Chiefs to victory again

Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ terrible twins Joel ‘Speed-fire’ Mogorosi and Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi continued their scoring spree when they led their side to a 7-2 victory over hapless Police XI in a one-sided Be MOBILE Premier League game played at UB Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Since the beginning of the season, Mogorosi and Moloi have been in fine form, their combination creating headaches for the opposition.

Against the law enforcers, Mogorosi netted a hattrick to take his tally for the season to 18, while Moloi’s brace saw his goals rise to 12. Chiefs’ supporters on the day boasted that the Mogorosi-Moloi combination is the right tonic for their aspirations of winning the league title for the second time in many years. Having contributed 30 of the 49 goals Chiefs have scored this season, it seems the duo is likely to continue tormenting the opposition for the rest of the season.

Mogorosi said that his scoring has been made easy by the support he gets from his teammates. “There is no doubt that Chiefs have the most creative players in the league and all the accolades must go them. The other thing is the change of position; in the past I was playing on the wing but now I’m more central. At the moment I’m enjoying my new role hence I’m scoring goals,” said Mogorosi.

The performance of Mogorosi surprised many people especially that he had just arrived from West Africa with the national team on Friday. Having experienced problems with flights and others, it was not anticipated that he could deliver three goals.

“The coach (Madinda Ndlovu) knew that we were jet-lagged. He told us to go out there and do the job. That’s why he substituted us in the second half because we did our job,” said the soft-spoken star.

The other players who travelled with the national team and started the game for Chiefs were Tshepo Motlhabankwe and Pontsho Moloi who scored a goal apiece in the demolition of the Jungle Kings.
It is the revival of Moloi that has surprised many people as he had been playing a cameo role for the past three seasons in the Chiefs’ line-up. The talented striker has attributed his change of fortunes to the arrival of Ndlovu.

“The coach believes in me and there is no point of disappointing him,” said Moloi. The supporters have even suggested that national team coach Stanley Tshosane should consider him for the upcoming camps before the start of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The loss to Chiefs was for the Jungle Kings their second heaviest defeat of the season after they lost 6-1 to Township Rollers three weeks ago. According to sources close to Police XI camp, the senior staff within the team is losing patience with head coach Sthanda Mogwadi.

“We’re losing because the coach never listens to us. He decided to play one of the defenders today (Poloko Khole) even though he knew that he was unfit. The boy arrived on Thursday from Palapye where he was writing exams,” a team official said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Extension Gunners posted the shocking result of the weekend when they beat Nico United 2-1 away in Selebi-Phikwe without the services of their star players, Kgololo Leteane and Hendrick Moyo. It was Maano Ditshupo’s brace which ensured the Lobatse giants collect maximum points. The only goal for the home side was scored by Bonolo Fraizer. Great North Tigers recorded their second win of the season when they beat Uniao Flamengo Santos 1-0 courtesy of Tamocha Bedi’s strike in Francistown. Stephen Maposa and Tshepo Molefe were on target when Gaborone United beat Miscellaneous 2-1 in Orapa. The relegation-haunted Serowe side’s only goal was scored by Mosimanegape Ngongorego.


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