Orapa United Advance To Top 8 Semis

Jwaneng Galaxy winger, Lemogang Maswena shields the ball away from Gaborone United's Thapelo Motlhanka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Jwaneng Galaxy winger, Lemogang Maswena shields the ball away from Gaborone United's Thapelo Motlhanka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

MOLEPOLOLE: Gofaone Mabaya’s second half strike aided Orapa United to a 2-1 win over Security Systems in the second leg of the Mascom Top 8 quarterfinals played at Molepolole Sports Complex on Saturday.

The Ostriches had to come from a goal down to advance on a 3-1 aggregate.

Both sides went into the field with a couple of changes to their starting line-ups. Thatayaone Ramatlapeng was not in the match day squad for Systems while Mothusi Johnson was deployed in the centre half alongside skipper, Thabang Mosige rather than his usual full back position. The match was played on damp pitch after the downpours that occurred across the country. Just 18 minutes into the match, the home side opened the scoreboard as Pako Gaofose got at the end of a good move by Systems and tapped in from close range.  Two minutes later, from the free kick, Mbatshi Elias sought a quick response, but his effort was easily collected. On the 31st minute, Gaofose came close with a curled shot towards the far top corner but missed by a whisker. As both sides struggled with pitch, Systems took a 1-0 lead into the break.

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