FRANCISTOWN: The highly anticipated be MOBILE Premier League clash between ECCO City Greens and BR Highlanders failed to take place on Saturday due to heavy rains that pounded Francistown and its environs.
The two struggling sides were supposed to duel from 4:00 pm at the Francistown Stadium. But with 15 minutes before kickoff, the heavens opened resulting in heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong winds. The downpour lasting 45 minutes, forcing the handful of fans, numbering not more than 60 to huddle under the main-stand shelter. Like day-old broiler chicks avoiding the cold during a winter night, female and male soccer fans
“The pitch is not suitable for the match to go on,” Masole told journalists after inspecting the pitch for close to 10 minutes. He said it was risky to play in the flooded pitch.