D-day for Holy Ghost, Chiefs

Frenetic race: Holy Ghost and Chiefs are set for a photo finish PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Frenetic race: Holy Ghost and Chiefs are set for a photo finish PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A ticket to the Premier League is up for grabs as the Debswana First Division South (FDS) season reaches its climax tomorrow. Holy Ghost and Mochudi Centre Chiefs are toe-to-toe for the automatic spot to the elite league. The two sides are tied at the top of the log standings with 42 points each but Holy Ghost have an inferior goal difference advantage of five goals.

The FDS league management has since moved the kick-off time for the weekend’s season-ending games to an earlier 2.30pm kick-off. This is to allow the spectators to enjoy the champions’ crowning moment, whether at the Holy Ghost Park or Tlokweng VDC grounds. Holy Ghost will be at home against Taung Young Strikers in a must-win tie. The Mmopane-based side has increased their workload in the title chase after dropping points in the crucial final stages of the league. With four games to play, Holy Ghost held a healthy five-point lead over Chiefs. However, a defeat and two draws have seen Magosi draw level at the top, leaving tomorrow's fixtures a must-win. The team’s coach, Oupa Kowa will have more to worry about, as the team is seemingly developing cold feet in sight of glory.

In Tlokweng, Magosi will be feeling more confident against Red Sparks. Magosi have recorded three straight victories in as many games, including a win over Holy Ghost. The team has recovered from an early-season slump to ascend to second place. Tomorrow afternoon, Magosi will need goals to overtake Holy Ghost into the first position. The Kgatleng giants will need to score at least five goals and hope Holy Ghost does not score more than one in their win tie against Young Strikers. Both teams will, however, have a pillow of comfort as they are guaranteed a promotion play-off place. In the other games, Black Forest welcome Matebele at the Forest grounds in Mankgodi. Matebejana travel to Kgalagadi to take on Motaung Young Fighters at the Mahusane Primary School grounds. Mochudi Rovers and Tlokweng United will battle for the final three points at the Rovers grounds. Uniao Flamingo Santos and Broadhurst United meet at Gabane United grounds as the home side looks to dodge the relegation bullet.

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