FRANCISTOWN: Miscellaneous have stormed back into the Premier League, after just one season in the Debswana First Division North league.
Miscellaneous’ 1-0 win against Kazungula Young Fighters over the weekend moved them to an unassailable of 44 points with three games left in their successful campaign.
Miscellaneous coach, Russia Chaba perceptively attributed their win to better organisation and support from both the fans and management.
“We were also wise in the market. When we lost key players such as Segolame Boy after we were relegated, we brought experienced players like midfielder Samuel Phiri, who has played Premier League football.
“We also have the likes of striker, Chakhova Moenga who also campaigned in the Premier League, which greatly helped us win automatic promotion,” he said.
He said competition was not fierce in the First Division, which made their path easier.
Chaba said that the team has already begun preparing for life in the Premier League.
“Our intention is to sign a quality central defender, midfielders and two reputable strikers. I believe this is what the team needs to sustain its stay in the league,” he told Mmegi Sport yesterday.
Meanwhile, despite their 1-1 draw over the weekend against Amakhosi, Mahalapye Hotspurs are still in contention to finish second, which is a play-off spot. Hotspurs are just two points above Green Lovers on 32 points.
TAFIC, that have won five matches in a row, still have a chance to make it to the play-offs, should Hotspurs and Lovers continue their inconsistence. TAFIC have 31 points with three games left to wrap up the season.