Township Rollers have made their intention to win the league championships clear by making two major signings.
They netted Abednico Powell and Isaac Paeye from Extension Gunners and Miscellaneous, respectively.
The major signing is Powell, who is renowned in soccer circles. He joins Rollers at a time when he had some tussles with Gunners.
He seems to comfortably fit in the team midfield because that is where Rollers had some problems.
Powell can play as a holder, distributor and even a destroyer. Rollers have been in need of someone who can distribute with perfection in the midfield. At some stages, their strikers were starved for balls from the midfield.
The biggest disadvantage for him is his current lack of match fitness because he has not played football for some time.
Before joining Gunners, Powell was the anchor man for Ecco City Green and helped them win the league three seasons ago. He ended up earning himself a call up to the national team.
Paeye, on the other hand, is an Under 20 international who played a pivotal role at the recent COSAFA tournament held in South Africa.
For the first time, Botswana finished third after always bowing out in the group stages.
On the other hand, Rollers Managing Director, Somerset Gobuiwang, sang praises for the two, saying they are going to help the team a lot. He said the duo is going to add a new dimension in the team and thus intensifying competition.
“They are both good players and I am confident they will help the team win the league this season. Also, if players of their caliber come on board, the current ones will work their socks off to keep their place which is a good thing,” he said.
Rollers will play their archrivals, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, today (Sunday) at UB Stadium. A victory for them would mean an eight-point lead, while a loss would result in Centre Chiefs reducing the five-point lead to two points.