Friday, January 15, 2021

Nine soccer teams face prospect of relegation

As the Premier League approaches its conclusion, most eyes are glued at the top to see exactly who will emerge winners when it comes to an end.

The battle has intensified, especially between current leaders, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, BMC and Township Rollers.

It has been interesting at the top because Township Rollers and BMC have been slowly closing the gap. Centre Chiefs are now forced to win at all costs the remaining matches to further widen the gap.

However, another strong war is intensifying at the bottom of the league where three teams will get the chop. Already Selibe Phikwe based side, FC Satmos, seems to be the earliest candidate of the three teams that will fall. They just got promoted last season and have never had it easy.

But it is not yet clear on who will accompany FC Satmos. However there is a high possibility that eight other teams can also be relegated to the First Division. Those teams are: Mogoditshane Fighters, Extension Gunners, Tafic, Uniao Flamengo Santos, Police XI, Notwane, Miscellaneous and Great North Tigers (GNT).

Meanwhile, Fighters and GNT are yo-yo like performers because they are always in and out of the Premier League. Miscellaneous, on the other hand, joined the Premier League four seasons ago and always survive at the last hurdle. It now remains to be seen if the perennial campaigners in the Premier League will end up being relegated.

Notwane is also one of those Premier League perennial campaigners that normally survive at the last minute.

Meanwhile, Mochudi Centre Chiefs midfielder, Joel Mogorosi, is still at the summit of the Premier League’s scoring chart despite having been out of action for some time. The speedy winger has 22 goals under his belt, followed by Master Masitara who has 16 goals. On third position another Mochudi centre Chiefs striker, Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi, has 15 goals. Township Rollers duo of Sekhana Koko and Mogakolodi Ngele completes the top five with and 11 goals each.

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