Galaxy prays for arbitration just before GU clash

Galaxy prays for arbitration just before GU clash



After dropping points over the weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy head coach Morena Ramoreboli vowed to fight until the last whistle and called for a free and fair battle. PHOTO PHATSIMO KAPENG.



After dropping points over the weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy head coach Morena Ramoreboli vowed to fight until the last whistle and called for a free and fair battle. PHOTO PHATSIMO KAPENG.


Ramoreboli believes his team has been the victim of poor officiating in the last two games, as he cited the 2-2 draw against Holy Ghost last Wednesday and Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Township Rollers. The champions return to the Lobatse Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon to take on second-placed Gaborone United (GU) at 3pm. Only two points separate both teams with two games left to crown this season’s champion.

“Let’s turn it on. We will focus and do our best. We understand that this is football and decisions like this will happen,” he stated. “We will do our best until the last game and like I said, maybe Jwaneng Galaxy is not destined to win the league, maybe it is not destined to win games and someone has to win. We will just respect what happens and fight until the last day and we just pray that we have very, very fair match officials who understand that there is a lot at stake,” Ramoreboli told MmegiSport after the weekend defeat.

The South African tactician further said that he had predicted that his team could be denied the league championship due to off-field problems, but that the players are up to the task. “They (the players) are professionals; they know. You know, recently we’ve been talking about things that will happen in a game and I don’t know if our prophecy was correct, but we prophesied that things are happening. We knew these things would happen. It started with six points and left with ties and suspensions, all that,” Ramoreboli said. The team will miss fitness trainer Steven Maribe and doctor Tebatso Ramolala, who were sent off for their part in the last-minute dispute in the Rollers’ defeat. GU did their part on the pitch to beat Orapa United 1-0 over the weekend to stay in touch with the leaders. The Rollers will be very interested in the match, as a draw will keep the Blues in the fight for the league ahead of the league final to be played on Saturday. Popa will take on BDF XI at the Royal Aria Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, Holy Spirit will be condemned to the First Division if they fail to beat Matebele FC tomorrow at the VTM Arena. Eleven Angels will look for a victory in the Francistown derby against TAFIC to keep their survival hopes alive.