Top four finish still achievable - Tiiso

Tiiso Gadimang.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Tiiso Gadimang.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Orapa United head coach, Gadimang Tiiso says finishing in the top four bracket is still very much achievable despite his side winning only one out of the last five matches. The Ostriches played to a 0-0 draw against Masitaoka on Friday afternoon and stayed at position six before Saturday matches.

However Tiiso said the top four finish is still achievable adding that they will have to work hard in the remaining matches. "We have our targets. Orapa United since its establishment has been finishing on the top four bracket at the end of every season. That is our focus right now and it is achievable. We just need to go and work on the mental aspects of the game from here," Tiiso said after the 0-0 draw against Masitaoka. They had their fair share of chances especially in the second half against Majatlhaga, but were mainly let down by lack of composure in the box. Long serving central defender and captain, Thabang Mosige was moved to the left back position and did well combining with Lemogang Maswena. The transition from the back to the front particularly in the second half looked promising, but they lacked a killer instinct upfront. "It was a game of two halves. They had the first half and we controlled the second half. We created chances and should have wrapped it up particularly the one-on-one chances towards the end of the game," Tiiso said. The Ostriches take on Police XI in the next match.

Meanwhile defending champions, Jwaneng Galaxy scored the winning goal in the referee's additional time against Nico United to stretch the lead at the summit of the league table. They have now opened a four-point gap between them and closest rivals, Township Rollers. Rollers take on Eleven Angels this afternoon in Francistown. TAFIC's 1-0 win over Holy Ghost moved them to the fourth position on the log standings on Friday. This afternoon. Security Systems take on VTM at VTM arena while Gaborone United face Morupule Wanderers in Palapye. BDF XI host Sua Flamingoes at Lobatse Sports Complex. All the games kick off at 4pm.

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