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GU title credentials under scrutiny

The title credentials of Gaborone United (GU) will be put to test this afternoon when they take on struggling TAFIC at SSKB Stadium. With arguably the best-assembled squad, GU were touted as one of the favourites to win the be MOBILE Premier League title this season.
By Boitumelo Khutsafalo Wed 16 Oct 2013, 22:16 pm (GMT +2)
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However they have been disappointing, winning only one of the four matches they have played so far. They have drawn twice and lost against Notwane. They are 10 points behind leaders, Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Their title credentials are expected to be put to the test again tonight as they face a side that has lost all its matches. Anything less than victory is likely to pile more pressure on the Mascom Top 8 champions.

GU coach, David Bright has tried different combinations so far with utility player, Tebogo Sosome sometimes featuring in midfield or central defence. Ronald Chikomo was deployed on the wing against Notwane although he later moved to centre-forward. In the last two games, GU took the lead before faltering in the quest for maximum points. They scored two quick goals against Motlakase Power Dynamos in Palapye recently but had no answers as their opponents staged a great comeback to force a 2-2 draw.

Against Notwane, they took the lead in the middle of the first half but lost concentration for Manqoba Ngwenya to equalise. Just when the game looked like it would end in a draw, they were caught napping in the dying minutes and Pako Moloi punished them. It will be interesting to see how they respond in tonight's game as their title rivals slowly pull away.

After six losses out six matches, TAFIC can no longer afford any more defeats. Besides, BMC who will play their first match of the season today, TAFIC are the only pointless team in the league. They have scored only one goal and conceded 14.

Chiefs will be hoping to take advantage of the current situation at Extension Gunners when the two giants meet in Lobatse tonight. The two last met in the final of the Kabelano Charity Cup with Chiefs winning the duel through Bonolo Fraizer's two goals. Fraizer will be back to haunt Gunners again and add onto his four-goal tally in the league.

During Kabelano tournament and their first league match against Township Rollers, Gunners looked promising. They did enough to suggest that they would be one of the teams to watch this season. Things changed immediately after they beat Rollers. They are yet to win since then.

Free scoring Rollers host Wonder Sporting at Molepolole Sports Complex. Both Wonder and Rollers have bounced back after struggling in the first matches of the season. Mkhululi Moyo and Betsho Pius pose a threat for Rollers defence, which has not conceded in the past three games. Both coaches, Madinda Ndlovu (Rollers) and Sthanda Mogwadi (Wonder) seem to have found the winning formula after a shaky start.

ECCO City Greens will be looking for their second win of the season when they take Uniao Flamengo Santos in Francistown. Nico United take on BMC in Selebi-Phikwe while Miscellaneous play BDF XI at Palapye Swallows Ground. All the games kick-off at 7pm except the ECCO/Santos, GU/TAFIC and Miscellaneous/BDF XI matches, which start at 4pm. 

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