Rangers Stage A Comeback Against Fighters

Rangers Mpho Bimbo in blue and Daniel Mogapi Pic Kabo Mpaetona
Rangers Mpho Bimbo in blue and Daniel Mogapi Pic Kabo Mpaetona

Newly promoted Tsabong Black Rangers came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw with Mogoditshane Fighters in the Debswana First Division South League encounter played at Fighters Ground on Saturday.

The hosts showed intention of scoring an early goal and took the lead eight minutes into the game through Gaanosi Mashabane. The striker pulled a long range shot from outside the box, which goalkeeper Otsile Mokuduwe failed to deal with.

Ten minutes later, the hosts nearly doubled their lead but Mokoduwe this time managed to thwart them and denied Daniel Mogapi on an one-on-one situation.

Rangers got their first chance of the game when Kemiso Onkaetse outpaced Kenny Ledikwe, but his shot went over the bar.

Kopelo doubled Fighters’ lead by capitalising on a rebound after the goalkeeper had parried away Mogapi’s shot.

The visitors reduced their opponents’ advantage in the 38th minute, when Onkaetse won a tussle for the ball calmly behind advancing Onneile Ditshito. Rangers introduced Eddie Mathys in place of Kago Boitshwarelo.

The former scored moments following his introduction with a header to draw Rangers level. Fighters coach, Mpho Mabogo said lack of match fitness was the reason behind his team failing to grab a win.

“I knew the team was not fit. We have been training for two weeks now and I am not happy with the draw,” he said.

His counterpart, Rangers coach Onalenna Osenne expressed satisfaction with his team’s play.

“We are very happy to secure a draw away from home, we hope the results will motivate us for our next home game,” he said.


The line-ups:

Fighters: Onneile Ditshito, Amochilani Mbotho, Kabo Ngongorego, Bakang Oneetse, Kenny Ledikwe, Moagi Mokomeng, Nonofo Baatweng (Motlotlegi Kootsetswe), Daniel Mogapi, Gaofenngwe Khubalo, Gaanosi Mashabane (Poloko Chabi), Kago Kopelo

Rangers; Otsile Mokoduwe, Mpho Bonang, Mooketsi Tshugane, Thato Ebuleng, Siona Stanford, Kago Mosope, Kenneth Etheetseng (Kakanyo Motlhabanare), Keikopile Kgolagano, Kemiso Onkaetse, Kago Boitshwarelo (Eddie Mathys). Isiah Tika

Cautions: Kopelo, Ebuleng


Fighters 2 (Mashabane 8th, Kopelo 23rd)
Rangers 2 (Onkaetse 38th, Mathys 65th)

Fighters 2 (Mashabane 8th, Kopelo 23rd)

Rangers 2 (Onkaetse 38th, Mathys 65th)


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