Cold derby exposes drop in standards

It was supposed to be the stand-out fixture of the seasons, or at least one of. But it petered out into a dumb squib. The stands were conspicuously gapping with a few figures huddled on the seats.

The intensity on the pitch was missing, leading to one fan quizzing, ‘ga e fele?’ as he yearned for the end of the prolonged torture which unfolded in painful slow motion right in front of his eyes.

Was it really Gaborone United and Township Rollers on display at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Saturday, or it was some lighter version of the two illustrious opponents? To be fair to the teams, there was nothing much to play for, but still a Gaborone derby should be a battle of attrition, with or nothing to play for. Admittedly, I have not been attending a lot of Premier League matches this season, but what I saw during the Gaborone derby played in Lobatse, was a clear message I did not miss much.

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