First Division League: Who Will Ascend To The Elite League?

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With the Debswana First Division (FDN) League left with only five matches, both North and South, the race for promotion to the premier league has intensified. 

In the First Division North, the spotlight shines on three familiar faces – Motlakase Power Dynamos, Sankoyo Bush Bucks, and BR Highlanders which are leading the promotion charge.

There are no surprises here, that Motlakase, Sankoyo, and Highlanders lead the promotion charge with only two points separating them, the competition. After 16 games, both Sankoyo and Highlanders boast 26 points and an identical goal difference of six. The stage is set for a familiar outfit to return to the Premier League from the First Division North (FDN).

Meanwhile in the First Division South (FDS), a totally different scenario is unfolding with some giants that have fallen from glory, and the not so popular sides equally showing enthusiasm – and in the process creating an unpredictable season.

The southern block is led by Young Stars, who have amassed an impressive 37 points from 17 games. Hot on their heels is City Polars and Flamengo Santos, both with 30 points.

Extension Gunners and Mochudi Centre Chiefs stand as the glamour clubs in the southern division, but their hopes for the elite league return are fading gradually, with Gunners in position 8 with 18 points from 17 games, while Chiefs sits on fourth position with 25 points.

Tomorrow, Sankoyo Bush Bucks is up against Peacemakers at Semolale VDC ground while BR Highlanders welcomes Chadibe at Botswana Railways Stadium. Motlakase are home against Pilikwe United.

FDN secretary Daniel Nkoketsang told Times Sport that the league will end with a surprise package from the teams in the top eight brackets adding that the likes of Peacemakers in position eight can end the league with 35 points if they win all of their games.

Furthermore, Nkoketsang is of the view that any of the top three teams can win the promotion to the elite league next season. He said this evidenced by the way the teams play.

Ishmael Modise, the southern block secretary revealed that the challenge for the championship is still open with both teams in the top 5 having a chance to go through. Modise indicated that the southern block will not play this weekend because they are ahead with games as compare to the northern block counterparts.

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