The competitive Debswana First Division South (DFDS) league has reached its climax and the champions might be declared this coming Saturday. Log leaders Notwane travel to Mochudi to play Mochudi Rovers in a match that might give the former the championship.
Toronto as Notwane is commonly called by its affectionate supporters need a draw from the two remaining games to seal the promotion to the premier league. They can also win the league provided second placed Prisons XI plays a draw or loses its game against Red Sparks.
Notwane’s last game of the league will be against Lesirane while Prisons last match is against Black Rangers of Tsabong.
Notwane PRO Thomas Motsewakhumo said they will continue with their weekend festivities like in the previous games. Notwane supporters have been attending games in large numbers and their games are dubbed ‘picnics’. “We have printed league t-shirts and they are on sale. We expect supporters to buy them in numbers so that we also raise funds for the team,” said Motsewakhumo. He observed that the morale in the team is high and they expect a full house in Mochudi.
“The other thing that we are planning is the motorcade from the club house to Mochudi and back to the club house after the match. We want to maximise patronage” said Motsewakhumo. He said they will not take the remaining games lightly as they will continue chasing for maximum points.
Notwane’s chances of advancing to the elite league can be thwarted by losing all the remaining matches while Prisons wins all the two remaining encounters. However, Prisons will have to score more goals because Notwane have a higher goal difference of 34 while Prisons has 13.
The league committee had the desire to stage a glamorous event where they would award players medals and the championship trophy to the team after the match provided the encounter produces a champion. The sentiments were also shared by DFDS Secretary General Sydney Magagane. “Our wish is to award medals and a trophy to the winning team like it is the norm in other leagues,” said Magagane. He said the league committee is in talks to stage a better event in Notwane’s last game where they will give medals and a trophy provided they are the league champions.