Giantsí fight for league survival

Relegation terrors find themselves at the bottom
Relegation terrors find themselves at the bottom

Killer Giants coach, Kingsley Makgolela is working against time to survive in the Debswana First Division South League.

Killer Giants is in position nine and has accumulated 22 points.  In their last match, Giants lost 2-1 to Mogoditshane Fighters. Makgolela told Mmegi Sport yesterday they have to fight to survive.

He said since the beginning of the second round, the determination going into a game does not last.  “We run out of steam quickly and that is how we get punished. We lost to UF Santos at the last minute and Prisons XI came from behind to equalise.

In the match played on Wednesday, Fighters came from behind to get a win in the dying minutes of the game,” he said. Makgolela said concentration has always been an issue and he has tried many times to work on his players, but has achieved little in that regard. 

When asked about support from management, Makgolela said he could not discuss the issue, adding that various changes have been made at the club since the league started.

Giants welcome Gantsi Terrors tomorrow at Siga ground.  Makgolela said they want to collect maximum points from Terrors.  He said the performance of his players on the field is always amazing but they fail to bury chances that they create. 

For his part, Terrors’ coach, Vincent Ramooki said he was not sure if his side would honour the fixture. He said the management has abandoned the club and players are not turning up for training. He revealed that some players are based in Charleshill, which is about 200 kilometres from Ghanzi and some are in Gaborone, about 800 kilometres away. “We have others staying here, but they do not come for training because there is no leadership.

“Despite that, when we play, we never lose with a high margin. It shows that with better management, we could not be in this position,” he said.

Terrors have one point and they are wallowing at the bottom of the log. Meanwhile, Terrors public relations officer, Thulaganyo Mbisi said there is no way they could not travel to Ramotswa because they are aware of the consequences.  He said it is a challenge to raise funds needed to transport the team from Ghanzi. “We need P6, 000 for transport and we have 11 away games. The P50, 000 grant we get from the league sponsor is not enough.  We depend on well-wishers to honour away fixtures,” he said.

In other matches, Jwaneng Galaxy FC welcomes Santos at Galaxy stadium while Black Peril is home to Lesirane City FC.  Prisons take a trip to SSG ground to face Modipane United.

On Sunday, Mogoditshane Fighters take on Rolling Boys at Fighters ground and Sharps will be home to Black Forest.

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