GU's Neymar stars in record breaking championship

RECORD BREAKER: Gaonyadiwe 'Neymar' Ontlametse (right) scored 16 goals in just two games during the DTCB Women’s Championship Top 4 finals played over the weekend PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
RECORD BREAKER: Gaonyadiwe 'Neymar' Ontlametse (right) scored 16 goals in just two games during the DTCB Women’s Championship Top 4 finals played over the weekend PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Gaborone United's (GU) forward, Gaonyadiwe 'Neymar' Ontlametse, has emerged as the biggest star in a weekend where her side broke all sorts of records in the DTCB Women’s Championship Top 4 finals.

Ontlametse was a menace in front of goals as she walked away with the top goal scorer award after finding the net 16 times in just two games played over the weekend. The striker starred in GU's 25-0 win over Makgabz City in the semi finals played on Friday afternoon at the Lekidi Grounds. Neymar scored 11 goals in the tie, the most by any player in a single match of the championship finals. The GU’s win is also the highest ever margin in the finals of the competition. Ontlametse went on to score five goals in the 8-1 win over Tawana Top Girls on Saturday afternoon at the National Stadium. She also managed to get a name in the record books as the five goals is the highest tally in the final match. The margin was also the largest win in the championship final over the past three years. Ontlametse, who has just completed her debut season with GU, said the championship finals needed to have a better showing than the league.

The striker has scored 13 goals in the league, a tally she believes could be bettered. "I was just trying to correct where I did not do right in the league and I think I did, so I am happy with how I played in the tournament since it has started. I am called back-to-back, I have won this cup since its inception so I am happy that I managed to win it once again with GU," said Ontlametse. The forward has now made it three out three editions of the DTCB Women’s Championship as she won the first two editions with Double Action. She is on equal number of titles as the GU head coach. William 'Raizor' Monene as the gaffer has also won the cup on two occasions with Double Action before switching to GU after the completion of the Gaborone Region Women’s Division One League. Monene is now the most successful coach in the local women football competition with three national titles.

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