KAZUNGULA: Ruthless Kazungula Young Fighters downed struggling Great North Tigers (GNT) of Francistown 4-1 in the Debswana First Division North League encounter played at Prisons Grounds on Saturday afternoon.
Kazungula’s right-winger Cyprian Masule scored before Micheal Kefetogile grabbed a brace. Lesego Malikoko scored the other as the rejuvenated side claimed a victory over the struggling Francistown side. The home side found the back of the net just 30 seconds into the game through Masule’s boots. GNT had won the toss but, lost possession soon after setting the ball rolling at the centre line as rampaging Kazungula started the game like a house on fire.
Phenyo Tane, Kazungula’s exciting attacking midfielder, intercepted the initial GNT pass from the centre line and passed it to hard running Malikoko who then spotted sprinting Masule on the right. He smashed it past GNT goalkeeper, David Puso. The goal forced GNT to raise their game and threw everything at Kazungula.
In the fifth minute, Mothibedi Tichana benefited from a mistake by Xhanda Dindo as Tichana intercepted and scored the equaliser.
In the 20th minute, Kazungula found the second goal through Michael Kefetogile following a goalmouth melee.
With only four minutes before half time, Malikoko scored the victor’s third goal, a scorcher from way out giving the keeper no chance. For the better part of the second half, Kazungula played a defensive game to try and protect their lead. In the 76th minute, Kefetogile completed his brace to give his side an all-important victory.
Kazungula: Moemedi Sekaname (Mike Masule 80th), Amos Basiamang, Gobuamang Morupisi, Xhanda Dindo, Letsweletse Haskins, Cyprian Masule, Phenyo Tane (Modise Kenewamang 78th), Lesego Malikoko, Micheal Kefetogile, One Diane (Kenneth Ramotshonyana 85th), Mbanga Museke
Coach: Kgotlayame Disele
GNT: David Puso, Mothibedi Tichana, Matlogonolo Kgoboka, Tebogo Mofako, Motlhalefi Lesheba (Thabo Ntatane 50th), Mareno Sekepe, Olebeng, Majeremane, Mopaki, Mpho Kgosietsile, Modise Kebagetse
Coach: Edward Leposo
Referee: Goodman Kenneth
Kazungula 4 (Masule 30sec, Kefetogile 20th, 60th, Malikoko 41st
GNT 1 Mothibedi 5th)