Saturday, March 2, 2024

Tafic tightens grip on the First Division North league

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Debswana First Division North League (DFDNL) log leaders, Tafic FC showed their intent for a quick return to the Premier League with a 2 ÔÇô 0 win over fellow championship contenders Sua Flamengoes.

Tafic had gone into the game seeking to extend their lead at the top of the DFDNL log while the Sua based club was looking to close the five points gap between the two championship chasing sides.

However, Tafic defied odds in an away match stretching the gap to eight points from third placed Sua Flamengoes after the victory.

The win now means the former BTC premiership side remains unbeaten ten matches into the 2018/19 season. Matjimenyenga as Tafic is affectionately known emerged victorious in nine of their matches and drew in one encounter after ten outings. The Francistown based club is four points clear ahead of second placed Morupule Wanderers.

While Tafic collected maximum points, Morupule Wanderes also returned from the break with a bang brushing aside former elite league side Francistown City Greens three nil.  The win secured the side a second place in the log table and puts them in good standing to fight for promotion.

Losing to Wanderers on the other hand relegated City Greens to seventh on the log table as Motlakase secured a point that has since moved them ahead of them. Chouka, as Motlkakase is affectionately called in football circles, played to a two all draw against neighbours Green Lovers in a highly contested match played in Serowe.

Green Lovers are sitting on the on the eighth spot on the log table while Calender and Real Movers are sitting on the ninth and tenth spot respectively.  In another encounter played over the weekend, former BTC premiership and Selibe Phikwe based Nico United shared the spoils away from home in a one all draw against struggling Palapye All Stars.

Nico United are sitting on the fifth position after collecting 17 points while Palapye All Stars are rooted at the bottom of the log table with just six points in the bag. Real Movers and Great North Tigers match was postponed due to water logged pitch. The duo is sitting on position ten and eleven on the log table respectively.


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