Mochudi Centre Chiefs registered their second win of 2016 last night at Molepolole Sports Complex by defeating Gaborone United by 2-0.
Mayagoleele started the game with an upper hand, their forward man Benson Shilongo terrorizing Magosi defence but Thato Kebue and Arnold Mampori were up for their task.
The game went for half time with the two sides standing neck and neck at 0-0.
It was a game of high tempers on and off the field as both sets of fans started hurling bottles with GU protesting the referee’s decision to award Chiefs with a penalty on the 81st minute.
Police and security officers rushed to the stand to maintain order and Tendai Nyumasi converted the penalty to give Magosi a lead.
The lead seemed to have brought confusion as GU started to chase Chiefs’ shadows and losing ball possession.
On form Lemponye Tshireletso scored the second goal in the dying minutes of the game and making his 12th goal for this season.
The game ended at 2-0 and Thato Ogopotse of GU was selected Man of The Match and walked away with P1000.00 worth of pula airtime.
Speaking after the game Magosi Coach, Mike Sithole, said they had a tough first half and that they were a better side in the second half.
He said it was not an easy game as GU are also fighting for a top 8 position. “This game is more like a derby. We absorbed the pressure first half of the game and second half we started attacking and pilling pressure on them. We had to change a bit of our game plan in order to break through. They were still coming on us so I pulled out Ayanda Molefe and brought in defensive middle fielder Lesego Molemogi to save our 3 points. Signing Kebue and Mampori to the team brought a balance but we still need at least a striker,” said Sithole.
Gaborone United Assistant Coach and their former player Steven Maposa said the teams played well even though they failed to convert their chances especially in the first half.
He however said he hoped for an improved performance in the next game as they were still a new technical team.