Notwane And Fighters Settle For A Draw

Fighters vs Notwane (black).Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse
Fighters vs Notwane (black).Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse

Former Premier League giants, Notwane and Mogoditshane Fighters played to a goal-less draw in the Debswana First Division League-South match played on Saturday.

Fighters came into the match after another stalemate against against Modipane United in their last match. Notwane was looking at pulling a win since their arrival into the lower league. The side also banked on using the experience of their new coach, Wire Kaelo who joined them last week. The match started with Notwane pushing for an early goal with Langa Mabuli’s strike that flew over Onneile Dishito’s goal-post in the 8th minute.

Fighters were awarded a set piece outside Notwane’s goal area, after Daniel Mogapi was brought down in the 12th minute. The shot did not benefit Fighters as it went wide. Fighters showed hunger for goal as they pushed forward, displaying good football in the middle of the park. Mogapi was a marvel to watch in the right flank, making good runs and brilliant crosses. He intercepted many crosses that were made by the visitors.  Mbuqe Sithembile burst forward in the 29th minute, but Ditshito volleyed his attempt off play. The second half started with Thatayaone Pitso trying to catch Notwane off guard with a thunderous shot that was comfortably dealt with by Itumeleng Selapa. Notwane was awarded a penalty in the 52nd minute and Sello Lesley missed to score. The tension of the match led to a physical confrontation between Mogapi and Kereng Mpetang in the 69th minute.  The two were sent to an early shower by the referee.  Notwane coach, Wire Kaelo said he was impressed by his charges because it has been a difficult start for his side. He said a draw is better than a loss. He added that they would have to work hard if they are to remain relevant in the league.  For his part Fighters’ coach, Mpho Mabogo said his players gave Notwane too much respect. He, however, appreciated getting a point from the match. He said the plan is to start winning matches.

 


The line-ups:

Notwane: Selapa, Mpetang, Maatla Segokgo, Kgomari Mothuba, Lewis Sekwainyana, Busang (Lesley 59), Peter Motheo, Mookamedi Diegang (Tshepiso 59), Sithembile, Mabuli and Tlotlo Mpema.

Fighters: Ditshito, Karabo Moreri, Kago Ngongorego, Kabo Molokwane, Ledikwe, Moagi Mokomeng, Nettey, Mogapi, Kago Kopelo (Poloko Chabi 88), Gaanosi Mashabane and Pitso. so-bidi-language:AR-SA'>Through GFA, young Lottering has managed to play against South African teams such as Mamelodi Sundowns and Super Sport United junior teams.

 

Notwane 0
Fighters 0

Notwane 0

Fighters 0

 

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