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GU Thrash Satmos Again

BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO
FC Satmos striker, Lovers Mofokeng (left) takes a shot at goal with Jackie Mothatego attempting a block in yesterday's mascom Top 8 quarterfinal. GU won 4-1 PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Gaborone United (GU) joined BDF XI in the semi finals of the Mascom Top 8 after their 4-1 victory over FC Satmos yesterday in the second leg of the quarterfinals. GU advanced with a 7-1 aggregate, having registered an impressive 3-0 win in the first leg.

It was GU’s third victory against Satmos in nine days. It took only six minutes for GU to find the back of the net through speedy winger, Madla Mgadla with a beautiful header from Edwin Olerile’s corner kick. Few moments later, GU increased the lead through Ntesang Simanyana with a cracking shot. Namibian striker, Benson Shilongo added the third with Olerile providing the assist once again. For the entire game, GU dominated the midfield with Alphonse Modisaotsile, Abednico Powell and Simanyana all over Satmos. Satmos however managed to create two chances in the first half but GU goalkeeper, Goitseone Phoko denied both Mogakolodi Balatotse and Lovers Mofokeng.

Thabiso Khunwane put the game beyond Satmos reach in the last minute of the first half, scoring his side’s fourth goal of the match. In the second half, Shilongo found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat but Satmos goalkeeper, Morambiwa Ndlovu was equal to

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the task. With the job already done, GU coach, Rahman Gumbo removed Mgadla and Simanyana and introduced youngsters, Obonwe Maome and Letsatle Letsatle. GU continued to dominate with Satmos running out of ideas when going forward. They got their consolation goal through Mosimanegape Ramohibidu in the middle of the second half. Ramohibidu rose high and headed home, connecting Leslie Makusha’s corner kick.

GU now join BDF XI in the semi finals. The defending champions knocked out Police XI on Saturday. Meanwhile Mochudi Centre Chiefs take on Nico United tonight at Molepolole Sports Complex. Township Rollers lock horns with Motlakase Power Dynamos at the National Stadium tomorrow night.

 

The Line-ups:

GU: Phoko, Khunwane, Gaopatwe Seosenyeng, Modisaotsile, Osego Gaotewe, Olerile, Powell (Jackie Mothatego), Mgadla (Letlatse), Shilongo, Kgololo Kgogobi, Simanyana (Maome)

Satmos: Ndlovu, Mpoeleng Mpoeleng, Katlego Mpoeleng, Bokamoso Digwere, Cedric Mosimanewakgosi, Makusha, Kedidimetse Radikolo, Mofokeng (Emmanuel Olerile), Mogakolodi Balatotse (Galisano Johane), Obakeng Gaonabeng

Cautions: Kediemetse Radikoko



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