Chiefs settle for Play-off

Lucky Odikemmere (in blue) of Red Sparks tussles for an aerial ball with Alfred Gopolang (in red) of Mochudi Centre Chiefs PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Lucky Odikemmere (in blue) of Red Sparks tussles for an aerial ball with Alfred Gopolang (in red) of Mochudi Centre Chiefs PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Debswana First Division South side, Mochudi Centre Chiefs could only settle for a spot in the promotional play offs in their bid to return to Premier League football after salvaging a 1-0 win against Red Sparks on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors needed to win their last game with a higher margin of goals or hoped that rivals Holy Ghost dropped points for them to get the automatic promotion to the elite league as the two teams played the last game level on 42 points, but Holy Ghost top on with a superior goal difference. Chiefs were eager to get an early goal but that was not to be as Red Sparks defence held tight. It was a match of contrasting scenarios as the home side also needed a win at all costs to avoid the dreaded axe.

The game's first opportunity came on the 13th minute. Chiefs' forward Malvin Moyo tried to catch the goalkeeper off guard from range with a lobbed shot, but the ball sailed over the cross bar. It was all Chiefs, which created chances, as the home side resorted to a low block and counter attacking tactics. Chiefs’ Oteng Mothibi thought he had opened the goals when his cross-cum- shot hit the bar in the 25th minute. Chiefs nearly scored moments later when their striker, Oarabile Powe capitalised on a defensive blunder but the referee blew for a foul inside the box. Chiefs lacked the killer instinct without their captain and talismanic midfielder Arnold Mampori.


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