Gaborone United are the 2019/2020 Orange FA Cup champions after a dominant 3-0 win over Masitaoka. In a final played under floodlights on Saturday evening at the National Stadium, The Reds became the tournament's most successful side with a record of seven titles.
With a two goal cushion, the Reds were one foot in at the half time. It was similar start in the second half as both sides could not direct a shot at goal in the early minutes of the half. Goitseone Phoko gave the Reds a scare on the 62nd minute as he showed some clumsiness in dealing with a cross. However, the ball could only hit the upright. Substitute Joel Mogorosi tried with a header on the 73rd but Mbise was there to save. With a minute to time, Karabo Phiri made it 3-0 as he squeezed the ball between the advancing goalkeeper's legs to send the GU fans into frenzy. The assured display by the Reds led them to their record seventh FA Cup title.
The team's coach, Innocent Morapedi was in jubilant mood but also lauded the opposition for giving his side a 'test' on the night. "Let me recognise the worthy opponents, they really gave what we wanted in terms of playing. They did test our character, and it was really tested. So I was impressed, we wanted to bring it home and live to the team's slogan 'the money machine' and I am happy we did," he said. His opposite number, Nelson Olebile felt the run up to the final needed a balance as his side played a league match in the midweek while the opposition did not.
GU: Phoko, Alford Velaphi, Thato Kebue, Tshepo Maikano, Mothusi Johnson, Lebogang Ditsele, Lesego Galenamotlhale (Alphonse Modisaotsile), Mpho Kgaswane (Karabo Phiri), Maome (Tshepo Malgas), Moloi (Joel Mogorosi (Takunda Sadiki), Kgamanyane
Masitaoka: Mbise, Aobakwe Radikolana, Oabile Makopo, Masire (Kethubile), Basiamisi Sebapalo, Keabetswe Obonetse, Walter Mukanga (Tiro Pheres), Koketso Majafi, Kaunda, Gaamangwe Sethibe (Emmanuel Ditodi), Dintwa (Tapiwa Sepatela)
Cautions: Ditsele, Sebapalo, Dintwa
GU 3 (Maome 13th, Moloi 35th, Phiri 89th) Masitaoka 0