Notwane, Highlanders, Gilport bite the dust

Mahalapye Railways Highlanders will join the Debswana First North league in the coming season. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mahalapye Railways Highlanders will join the Debswana First North league in the coming season. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG

Notwane, Mahalapye Railways Highlanders and Gilport Lions have finally succumbed to their poor showing in the Botswana Premier League this season when they relegated to the lower division on Saturday.

The trio suffered defeats on Saturday afternoon paving their way to the Debswana First Division league with each side left with one match this season.

Notwane suffered a 2-1 defeat to Orapa United at Itekeng Stadium despite being the first to draw blood in the first half through Zambian forward, Joseph Pyele. On othe other hand, Orapa United responded with two goals from Gofaone Mabaya and Leroy Muvunga, shutting all the hopes for Toronto to survive the dreaded axe. Notwane have been struggling the entire season, winning only five matches out of 29. Highlanders will also play in the lower division next season following their 2-0 loss to Morupule Wanderers on Saturday afternoon. They have only managed to win four matches out of 29 and only scoring 21 goals while conceding 54 goals. Gilport Lions on the other hand suffered the worst defeat of the weekend against Jwaneng Galaxy. Leading goalscorer, Thabang Sesinyi scored a hattrick with two other goals coming from his strike partners, Wendell Rudath and Gaamangwe Sethibe. Gilport Lions’ consolation goal came from Kagiso Selemela. In the process, Sesinyi increased his tally of goals this season to 23 followed by Thatayaone Kgamanyane of Gaborone United (GU) with 20 goals. Kgamanyane scored a brace when GU played to a thrilling 3-3 draw against Sua Flamingoes at Obed Itani Chilume Stadium on Saturday. The Reds have already won the Premier League title.

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Shame on the Police!

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