Saturday, November 26, 2022

Rampant Chiefs remain at the summit

Mochudi Centre Chiefs returned to the summit of the Be MOBILE Premier League log after they hammered hapless Great North Tigers 5-0 in a one-sided game played at the SSKB Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Chiefs were temporarily dethroned by Nico United the previous night but they stamped their authority against the northern lightweights to reclaim their position 24 hours later.

Magosi have accumulated 22 points from nine games and look destined to win the league title they last won in 2008. Though Magosi failed to put up an impressive performance on the day, their supporters went home satisfied that their side managed to collect maximum points.

Despite not entertaining their loyal supporters, Chiefs once again proved that they can be merciless in front of goal.

Since the league started, Magosi have netted 28 goals, an average of three goals per game. According to some pundits, Chiefs have so far shown a class of winning the championships unless something happens in the second round of the campaign.  

Chiefs’ goalkeeper, Mompoloki Sephekolo, recorded his fourth clean sheet in nine games something the technical team must be happy about. Though GNT did not show any resistance against Chiefs, coach Madinda Ndlovu was a satisfied man at the end of the game.

“I’m looking at our objective which is to take each game as it comes.┬á We had to approach the game cautiously because this is a team which has been giving big sides a problem. At the same time, we knew that a win would take us back to the top and I must say that I’m happy with the way we approached the game,” said Ndlovu. ┬á

Elvis Meleka, Pontsho Moloi, Joel Mogorosi, Tshepo Motlhabankwe and substitute Kekaetswe Moloi all scored to ensure that Magosi remain at the top.

Since recording an impressive unbeaten run during the 2007-2008 league season, which saw them winning the title for the first time in history, Chiefs have been runners-up for the past three seasons.

The arrival of Ndlovu at Chiefs has given many supporters some hope that things might change for the better this season.

Recently during a media briefing in Gaborone, Chiefs’ official, Morakanyane Sebele, hinted that this season his side is united and there is nothing which is going to stop them from lifting the trophy.

“There is no doubt that in the past when we were supposed to win the league, we were hit by internal problems. This time around we’ve rectified that and I want to believe that this is our season,” said Sebele.

He further said that Chiefs failed to win the league in the past three seasons because some of the officials came into the office for their own benefit. Though he did not want to mention names, Sebele said that the officials have to work together if they want to achieve the same goal.

“I’m not trying to point a finger at anyone but we must be committed for the good of the team,” he said.

In week 10 on Saturday, Chiefs travel to the north to entertain Miscellaneous in a game they are tipped to come tops. Since Miscellaneous got promotion to the elite league, they have never posed any threat to the Kgatleng giants.

The rest of the weekend results are as follows:

Extension Gunners 3 (Boitshoko Zikhale, Maano Ditshupo, Ofentse Mmipi)  FC Sarmos 1 (Olebogeng Bolofete)
Flamengo Santos 2 (Jackie Mothatego 2)  Police XI 1 (Richard Mwanza)
ECCO City Greens 1 (Patrick Lenyeletse)  Gaborone United 0
BDF XI 2 (Lemponye Tshireletso 2)  Mogoditshane Fighters 0
TAFIC 2 (Bevan Chikaka, Oudiance Rundofa)  Notwane 2 (Pako Moloi 2)
BMC 3 (Kenanao Kgetholetsile, Lesego Lubinda 2) Miscellaneous 2 (Emmanuel Thakadu 2)


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