The Saturday clash comes at a time when Ecco is in dire need of money after their deal with Botswana Meet Commission came to an end this week. Winning the cup will be their life line to survive as they currently don’t have a sponsor.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week Mamoja Diskie mentor Atshele Molapi said they desire to succeed may put his players under tremendous pressure.
He however said their main aim will be to deny GU an away goal.
“GU is a strong side and we expect a high tempo match come Saturday,” said Molapi.
He further said head to head statistics shows that United have fared well, but expect his charges to rise to the occasion to break the jinx.
“The positive thing about this year’s cup is that unlike in the previous tournament we will be able to play in front of our home supporters. This on its own is an advantage which we intend to use,” he said.
For his part Mayagoleele Coach Major David Bright the unpredictability of their weekend opponents makes this match one of the weekend highlights.
“I must admit we have not started well this season.
After our draw with Township Rollers and a win over the weekend against Santos my boys are charged up,” said Bright.
The tactician whose future at GU has been a source of speculation said he now believes his side is in a good shape to challenge for league honors and even successfully defend the Top 8 Cup.
“We have come up with a different formula to win games and I am happy my employers are patient; they did not rush to fire me when things were tough,” said Bright.
The games kicks off at 3pm at Francistown Stadium.