FRANCISTOWN: Debswana First Division North league leaders, Miscellaneous need only six points from their remaining five games to clinch a Premier League berth.
Miscellaneous would be crowned champions if they win their next two-league game, which is almost inevitable, based on their current hot form.
Two wins will give them an unassailable lead of 46 points. The Serowe outfit has 40 points, 10 clear of second placed Mahalapye Hotspurs that can only end with 45points if they win their remaining fixtures. Hotspurs face a tough battle for position two, which is a play-off spot.
Third-placed, Green Lovers have 26 points and fancy their chances. However, inconsistency might be their undoing as evidenced by a 2-1 reverse at TAFIC last weekend
Kazungula Young Fighters can still snatch the play-off spot as they have the same points as Green Lovers, but are behind on goal difference.
Kazungula have also picked form at the right moment and has registered some important victories in the second stanza of the season. Fifth-placed TAFIC have also looked more lively in the second round.
The club, which signed a few players in the second round among them veteran midfielder Phutego Modipe, has registered four straight wins and now sits at position five just a point behind Kazungula and Lovers. If their form is anything to go by, coupled with inconsistency of other clubs above them, TAFIC have a strong chance to make the play-offs. Tsabothe that are sixth started the season on a high, but have fizzled and with 19 points, their mission would be to maintain their status in the league.
Tsabothe, however, have a game in hand after their tie with Palapye All Stars was abandoned over the weekend.
Another side that has improved its fortunes is TASC. After starting the season on a low, the club has now managed a few impressive results, which included a 1-0 surprise win over on form Kazungula.
TASC are also on 19 points, but behind Tsabothe on goal difference. Maun Tigers and Amakhosi continue to struggle. The two sides have now managed 18 points in the league and occupy position nine and 10 respectively.
Tigers have however improved as they spent most of the season in the relegation zone. They are followed by Tonota FC that have been fighting relegation in the last three seasons. The Tonota side has picked 17 points from 17 league matches.
Palapye All Stars’ downfall has been as spectacular as the team’s rise in the early season. After months in the mid-table and at one point occupying the upper half of the table, the Serowe side is now second from bottom with 16 points.
Great North Tigers are bottom with a similar number of points as All Stars, but trail on goal difference.