Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Motlakase vow to survive dreaded relegation

Palapye-based side, Motlakase, have vowed that they will not drop to the lower division but will fight hard to remain in top flight football.

This comes after they managed to beat high fliers, BDF XI, 2-1 in their own backyard.
The spokes person for the team, Monty Gagomokgwa, told Telegraph Sport that from the six remaining matches, they cannot afford to lose even a single point.

“We are left with tough matches and we have to work extremely hard. But I can promise you that everything is under control and by the end of the season, we will still be in the Premier League,” he said.

Motlakase are left with six matches of which three are against the top three teams in the league.
They will be meeting Township Rollers, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Ecco City together with BMC, Tafic and Nico United.

The top three are obviously fighting for championship honours while others want to finish in the top eight bracket.

Gagomokgwa added that by beating BDF XI, they were sending a clear message to other teams that they should expect fireworks from them.

“BDF XI is a very strong team and you could see that we played very well and really deserved the three points. We could have even buried BDF XI by an avalanche of goals had our strikers not misfired many chances that came their way,” he said.

Motlakse are currently lying fourth from the bottom of the league and are fighting tooth and nail to avoid the relegation axe, together with the trio of Black Peril, Miscellaneous and Tasc.

Black Peril is the ones at the bottom of the league and is separated from Motlakase by five points.
With six matches to go there is going to be a fierce battle among the bottom four.

Last season, while still new in the Premier League, Motlakase had to wait until the last match to survive.

The teams that are currently fighting for relegation against Motlakase were promoted last season.
Meanwhile the race for top goal scorer award is also intensifying as four players are in strong position to win it if they maintain consistency.

Mochudi Centre Chiefs striker, Moemedi Moatlhaping, is leading the pack with 23 goals, followed by Township Rollers winger, Sekhana Koko with 19 goals.

Koko did himself a huge favour by scoring four goals over the weekend when his team demolished Ecco City Green 5-0 in Francistown.

Nico United and Ecco City Green forwards, Tendai Ndoro and Malepa Bolelang trail with 18 goals apiece.

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