League race goes down to the wire as Holy Ghost descends

League race goes down to the wire as Holy Ghost descends



Galaxy’s Doctor David (blue) battles for the ball with GU’s Sheikh Sesay (red) in a top flight Premier League clash at the Lobatse Sports Complex this afternoon. PHOTO: MORERI SEJAKGOMO



Galaxy’s Doctor David (blue) battles for the ball with GU’s Sheikh Sesay (red) in a top flight Premier League clash at the Lobatse Sports Complex this afternoon. PHOTO: MORERI SEJAKGOMO


Defending champions Jwaneng Galaxy are locked in a heated battle with Gaborone giants Township Rollers and Gaborone United (GU). Galaxy and GU drew 0-0 in the Botswana Premier League (BPL) match played at the Lobatse Sports Complex. Galaxy now has 62 points and GU dropped to third place with 60 points. The Rollers, on the other hand, kept their championship ambitions alive with a resounding 4-1 win over BDF XI at the Royal Aria Stadium.

The Blues moved just one point behind the Galaxy as they now have 61 points heading into this weekend’s season finale. It was an entertaining match at the Lobatse Sports Complex despite the minimal scoring chances. Daniel Msendami had two glorious chances in the first 15 minutes, but both were saved by Thabo Motswagole. Thabo Leinanyane could have put the Galaxy ahead on the stroke of half-time, but his header hit the post. The Reds had the better of the second half but were lucky to escape a threat from Msendami when the Zimbabwean parried his effort over the bar in the 57th minute. Alford Velaphi made a solo run but fired over the bar when he the hour was up.

Thabang Sesinyi tried with an acrobatic effort to find Msendami’s cross, but Motswagole calmly recovered. Thatayaone Kgamanyane was on the end of a good GU move but his weak effort was saved by Goitseone Phoko very late in the equaliser. Both benches were happy with the results and with everything to play for this Saturday.

Meanwhile, Holy Ghost were relegated to the second division after a 2-2 draw against Matebele FC at the VTM Arena. Morupule Wanderers increased their survival chances with a 3-3 draw against Security Systems.