Masitaoka, Flamingoes defy the odds

New Premier League side, Masitaoka has so far proved its mettle on the big stage PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
New Premier League side, Masitaoka has so far proved its mettle on the big stage PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

FRANCISTOWN: Historically, plenty of teams that make their debut in the Premier League often find themselves fighting relegation or are in very precarious situations throughout the season.

Some of them struggle until they ultimately relegate while others end the league in less respectable positions. But the trend seems to be changing. Masitaoka and Sua Flamingoes, who are all making their debuts in the Premier League, have hit fine form earlier than anticipated and sit in very respectable positions in the league with just under 10 games in the league.

Because of their early form, it will not be far-fetched to posit that the two sides have the capacity to end the season in comfortable positions. Masitaoka capped their early season form (in their maiden season) in the league by reaching the Orange FA Cup final, after eliminating the country’s most successful club, Township Rollers, in the semis. Although they lost in the final, Masitaoka showed that they are not in the league just to add the numbers. ‘Majatlhaga’ also proved that they are a resilient side when they defeated BDF XI 2-0 in the league.

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