Galaxy pray for fair officiating ahead GU clash

After dropping points over the weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy’s head coach Morena Ramoreboli has vowed to fight on until the last whistle as he has called for a free and fair battle.  PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG.
After dropping points over the weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy’s head coach Morena Ramoreboli has vowed to fight on until the last whistle as he has called for a free and fair battle. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG.

After dropping points over the weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy’s head coach Morena Ramoreboli has vowed to fight on until the last whistle as he has called for a free and fair battle.

Ramoreboli is of the view that his side has been a victim of poor officiating in the last two games as he cited the 2-2 draw against Holy Ghost last Wednesday and Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Township Rollers. The champions return to the Lobatse Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon to take on second-placed Gaborone United (GU) in a 3pm kick-off time. Only two points separate the two sides with two games to crown this season’s champions.

“We will switch on. We will concentrate and we will do our best. We understand that this is football and decisions such as these will happen,” he said. “We will do our best up until the last match, and as I said, maybe Jwaneng Galaxy is not meant to win the league, maybe they are not meant to win matches and someone out there has to win. We will just respect whatever happens and will fight until the last day and we are just praying that we will get very, very fair match officials who will understand that there is so much at stake,” Ramoreboli told MmegiSport after the weekend’s loss.

The South African tactician further said he had predicted that his side could be denied the league championship by off-field issues but the players are up to the task. “They (players) are professionals; they know. You know recently we have been talking about things that are to happen in a game and I do not know whether our prophecy was right but we prophesied things are happening. We knew that these things would happen. It started with six points and it went draws and suspensions, all of that,” said Ramoreboli. The team will miss physical trainer, Steven Maribe and medic, Tebatso Ramolala who were sent off for their involvement in the last-minute squabble in Rollers’ defeat. GU did their business on the field to beat Orapa United 1-0 over the weekend to keep in touch with the leaders. Rollers will have a keen interest in the match as a draw will keep the Blues in league contention ahead of the league finale to be played on Saturday. Popa take on BDF XI at the Royal Aria Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Holy Ghost will meanwhile be condemned to the First Division if they fail to secure a win over Matebele FC tomorrow at the VTM Arena. Eleven Angels will eye a win in the Francistown derby against TAFIC to keep their survival hopes alive.


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