Saturday, September 25, 2021

Things are tight in the First Division South

The first round for the Debswana First Division South league is about to and end with most teams left with a match at hand. 

What is interesting, however, is that First Division South has promises a good finish. 

From the beginning teams showed their seriousness by luring coaches and players from the Premier League and that made the league competitive. 

Teams such as Sharps, Mogoditshane Fighters, Prisons XI, Black Peril, and Uniao Flamengo Santos are coached by former Premier Lerague coaches and have players with top league experience.

Sharps are under Keitumetse “Pio” Paul while Fighter are coached by Letang Rasta Kgengwenyane. Prisons are under the watchful eye of Philemon Makgwengwe while Black Peril have Nelson Olebile. George Mogopodi is with fighters. 

All the five teams stand a strong chance of making it to the Premier League and the points disparity is very thin.   Olebile who once had a stint at Extension Gunners told Telegraph Sports that First Division South has never been this tighter. He, however, said it brought the best out of the players. 

“First Division South is very tight I can tell you. I cannot remember a situation whereby it was tough like it is now. If you see good coaches from the Premier League and even the players in the First Division, it should tell you something. Currently, from the six top teams, everyone does not even want to drop a point because it will be suicidal,” he said. 

He said his team was prepared and they wanted to see themselves in the elite league next season. Just this past weekend, Peril travelled all the way to Charles Hill whey beat Skoon Boys 2-1. 

Olebile lamented poor officiating in Kgalagadi areas. He said it was an issue they long raised with the relevant authorities. 

“Almost all the teams that play against Skoon Boys away are always crying regardless whether they have won or lost. This is the only element that might spoil the league,” he said. 

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