GU looks to frog-leap Chiefs at the summit
Tafic Sporting club will this weekend travel to Molepolole Sports Stadium to play on form Gaborone United in a be Mobile encounter.
The second placed GU and log leaders Mochudi Centre Chiefs are the only teams in the league yet to lose a match. The Gaborone giants have collected 17 points after seven matches while Tafic is on position nine with 10 points from the same number of games.
United will welcome back hard man Tumisang “Butcher” Sekanonyane, who is expected to thwart Tafic’s advances in the last quarter of the field. Coming from three consecutive losses Tafic will also have in mind the 4-0 thrashing they received from the 2012 Coca Cola Champions when the two last met in a league fixture.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week Tafic Coach Dominic Changwe said GU is a big team but if his boys can be committed they will win the game. He said in their last game his players undermined Notwane and thought they had won the game before it was played, which is why they got punished.
“Most of the players are immature and I still have a lot of work to do for us to contest for a better position. I have asked the management to find at least four experienced players to build a strong team especially up front. It is even difficult to make a substitution because there is no depth;most of our players are inexperienced.
We create a lot of chances but we fail to convert. Players also have a tendency of absconding from training when they are on suspension and their level of fitness goes down. They should just work on their attitude then we will have good results,” said Changwe.
GU mentor Major David Bright said he has warned his players to play with caution especially since they will be playing against a team that has lost three games in a row. He said it would be the first time he had played Tafic in a competitivematch, which made it difficult for him to predict the outcome of the game.
“I think tactically they are not a bad team because we once played them in pre-season tournament and they were competitive. We need to be careful and also prepare thoroughly just like when we are preparing to play the so-called big teams. We are maintaining a good record of play but our problem is we do not score many goals. We need more patience to put the team in shape up front, but most importantly we should avoid conceding goals,” said Bright.
He said last week his players were fatigued after playing three games in a week, and even though they managed to get maximum points against Extension Gunners their performance was below par.
Bright said all his players were available for selection except his centre back Gaopatwe Seosenyeng who is serving suspension after picking uptwo yellow cards. Bright was however quick to point out that his absence will not affect his plans as Tumisang Sekanonyane will be available to replace him.