By Godfrey Mowaneng
The contest for the First Division North League (DFDNL) is on between two clubs left with five games to play this season.
Two clubs have opened a big gap with log leaders 10 points clear from the third placed team. Log leaders, Morupule Wanderers are just a point ahead of second placed Taffic in a much anticipated finish in the fight for promotion to the elite league.
While the duo keeps it tight at the summit of the table, third placed on the log table Sua Flamingoes are nine points behind Francistown based Tafic. While both sides collected maximum points over the weekend, it was a slim victory when Morupule won 2-1 against fourth placed Eleven Angels and Tafic with a one nil win against whipping boys and bottom of the table Real Movers.
On their quest for promotion, Morupule Wanderers won 14 games, drew once and lost twice in 17 outings while Tafic won 13, drew three and lost once. Heavyweights Motlakase, Francistown City Greens and Nico United failed to withstand the heat of the season as City Greens are sitting at the bottom half of the log table on spot eight.
Former elite league sides Motlakase are settling on the fifth place after collecting 25 points in 17 outing followed by Nico United on sixth after accumulating 24 points.
Struggling after a short stint in the elite league a few seasons ago, Serowe based Green Lovers are sitting on the 14th spot with high risk of relegating to the lower division.
Meanwhile, the Debswana First Division South League (DFDSL) is still open for contention with five clubs aiming for both automatic promotion and runners up position that guarantees promotional playoffs slot.
With six games before the season wraps, log leaders Gilport Lions have collected 29 points and two points clear at the summit of the table ahead of rookies Jwaneng Fighters.
Third placed Matebejane have accumulated 24 points together with Uniao Flamengo Santos and Broadhurst United with goal difference separating the three.