Big weekend for Rollers, BDF XI


Defending league champions, Township Rollers and 2014 Mascom Top 8 winners, BDF XI have a similar mission to accomplish this weekend as they attempt to reverse first leg deficits in the CAF club competitions.

Rollers enter the National Stadium tomorrow afternoon looking to score a goal without conceding in order to progress to the first round of the CAF Champions League at the expense of South African glamour side, Kaizer Chiefs.

The decorated Soweto  giants won the first leg 2-1.

Rollers bounced back from a loss of four successive games with victory over their ‘partners in crime’ BDF XI in a Mascom Top 8 encounter last   weekend.

Their fans expect the team to carry the impetus to the gigantic encounter against Chiefs.

Rollers would draw inspiration from Gaborone United who knocked out another South African club, Orlando Pirates five seasons ago.

A solitary strike might be enough to send Popa into the next round. However, the mountain appears insurmountable for army side, BDF XI who carry an even heavier 2-0 burden from the CAF Confederation Cup first leg after Young Africans registered what appears a comfortable victory.

The Tanzanians are battle-hardened in CAF competitions, but if BDF XI throw caution to the wind, an upset is on the cards.

Mompati Thuma, a battle hardened veteran is expect to lead from the front.

The BDF XI match kicks of at 7pm tonight at the New Lobatse Stadium.

Meanwhile, there would be a full programme of CAF club matches across the continent this weekend.

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