TAFIC, Rovers go down

GOING DOWN: TAFIC will play in the Division One next season after failing to accumulate enough points to survive the relegation PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
GOING DOWN: TAFIC will play in the Division One next season after failing to accumulate enough points to survive the relegation PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The City of Francistown witnessed another football giant, TAFIC’s fall from the helm this past weekend as the curtain fell on Debswana First Division North league. TAFIC lost 2-0 to Green Lovers on Saturday afternoon, confirming its relegation from the First Division just one season after arriving from the Botswana Premier League.

TAFIC joined three other big guns, TASC, Francistown City Greens (formerly ECCO City Greens) and Great North Tigers (GNT) from the second city who have since been forgotten after going down to the regional leagues. TAFIC, who have been the only remaining giant with a rich football history, have struggled the entire season, winning only four out of 22 matches. They have played to a draw 10 times and lost eight times, scoring only 15 goals while conceding 26 in the process.

Matjimenyenga, as TAFIC are affectionately known to their supporters, boast one of the largest fan base in the country. Their latest demise now leaves Francistown in the hands of two emerging brands in local football, Eleven Angels and Calendar Stars. Eleven Angels in particular still have a chance to gain promotion to the Premier League if they win against Mochudi Centre Chiefs in the play-off. They finished second in the league, booking a spot in the play-off, which starts this coming weekend at the River Plate ground in Mochudi. They will then host the second leg in a week’s time.

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