Mmegi Online :: BR Highlanders remain unshaken
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BR Highlanders remain unshaken

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Mahalapye-based BR Highlanders remain unshaken at the top of the First Division North log after holding former premier league side, TASC, to a goalless draw over the weekend.
By Staff Writer Mon 19 Nov 2018, 08:06 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: BR Highlanders remain unshaken








Tonota FC also held the second placed No Mathata to a 1-1 draw. Highlanders continue to keep a clean slate, as they have not lost a single match since the beginning of the season. It seems like the Highlanders will end the first round of the league without a loss.

In spite of  not finding the back of the net over the weekend, the team has now accumulated 10 points with seven goals. Highlanders' coach, Lebitso Ratlou, told Mmegi Sport in an interview that he is impressed by the results the team has been chalking up.  He explained that the players have not reached the point that he wants, however.

"We have overhauled the team and we have registered six players from different teams, especially First Division teams. We have also registered Trevor Moisiraele from Nico United. The new players are still trying to settle down and after three weeks we should be talking about a different team," said Ratlou.

He observed that his charges played brilliant football against TASC because they showed maturity. He stated that he is also still fine-tuning them to be physically and mentally fit. He added that because he was no so fit, one of his players, Letlhogonolo Morake, got a red card during their game against Maun Tigers.

Morake is now back with the team, after serving his one match suspension. Another key player is also injured but there is enough depth in the team to replace him,

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he said.

Ratlou explained that just like any other team in the First Division, Highlanders are also affected by lack of sponsorship.  He explained that Botswana Railways (BR) only assists the club with transport, soccer boots, tracksuits and other administrative issues -  but players do not get any allowances.  He stated that as an institutional club, they do not have many supporters though the situation is getting better this season. He noted that the team needs many supporters because it survives on their subscriptions.

Highlanders were scheduled to play Mahalapye Hotspurs this weekend but the game has been postponed.

Hotspurs' coach, Dikatso Ngwako, admitted that "everything about Highlanders is spot-on" and if they win the game, it would be a major turning point for them.

He mentioned that they would fight with everything they have despite the challenges they have.  "We have not been doing well but since joining the team, I have managed to register three draws. The team will get into shape soon. We are not doing well presently because we started the league without pre-season friendlies but as time goes on we will adjust. The league is still wide open," said Ngwako.

He pointed out that most of their players, like striker Thato Ganetsang who stays in Palapye, find it hard to pitch up for training everyday.

Meanwhile, First Division North secretary, Maraolo Sikwene, has announced that games that were to be played this weekend have been postponed to October 8.

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