Chiefs, Rollers: New blood feud confirmed

Football headline fixture: Rollers and Chiefs players battle it out during the Kabelano Cup on Saturday. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Football headline fixture: Rollers and Chiefs players battle it out during the Kabelano Cup on Saturday. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

The dipping Gaborone night temperatures did little to mask a rising rivalry, which has moved several notches in the last seven seasons. The Kabelano Cup final between Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs reinforced what is already a widely held view that the clash is by miles, the new headline fixture, observes Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE.

On the same Saturday evening in which Nijel Amos moved ever closer to vanquishing the West’s blue eyed boy, David Rudisha, Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs also seized the opportunity to underline their status as the country’s undisputed sworn enemies. In South Africa, it does not come as close as the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs clash or the Zamalek and Al Ahly tie in Egypt.

In Botswana, in the years gone by, Chiefs were far from being a big factor, labouring to a first league title only in 2008.

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