GOAL - BOUND: Patrick Motsepe (5) was solid in the midfield

GOAL – BOUND: Patrick Motsepe (5) was solid in the midfield


Botswana Defense Force XI opened a five point gap at the summit of the be Mobile Premier League log following a 2-0 victory against BMC on Wednesday afternoon.

The army side came into the match leading second placed Township Rollers by two points with a game in hand.

Rasta Kgengwenyane’s charges opened the scoring on the 16th minute through Otlantshekela Mooketsi’s thunderous let foot.

That goal seemed to spur BMC on as they began to launch attacks only to be let down by their wasteful strikers. Youngster Unabatsa Mbaiwa was guilty of missing sitters on at least three occasions.

He was clean through after interchanges involving Bongani Bennedit Vilakazi and Sagebye Sandaka, and while the right option would have been a delicate chip over the advancing Takudzwa Ndoro, Mbaiwa aimed a tame shot into the keeper’s hands.

It was once again Vilakazi’s one-touch football in the middle that saw Daniel Chico Nare’s side create cut clear chances that disappointingly went begging.

The diminutive midfielder still has some magic on his feet. He has the ability to direct that telling pass and there is no doubt that as the league progresses and he gains match fitness, he will contribute more to BMC campaign.

The match went to half time with BDF XI leading by a solitary goal. After recess, BMC continued to dominate play, but once again poor finishing let them down, to the frustration of their coach on the touchline.

Their wastefulness was to be punished on the 78th minute when substitute Francis Kanda capitalised on a mistake by goalkeeper Edwin Mokibe.

The young goalkeeper got the wrath of his coach after leaving his goal posts, making it easy for Kanda to loft the ball past him and shoot into an empty net.

At 2-0 with just 10 minutes remaining, there was no way back for the Lobatse side.

Meanwhile second placed Township Rollers have a chance to reduce the gap back to points when they visit Tafic in Francistown on Saturday.




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