New entrants of the First Division North League, Makungulupeswa FC wants to avoid relegation and make it to the top eight in the 2023/2024 season,
As part of the team’s preparations for the league, the club has so far played seven pre-season games. The team has also signed more than five players and still keeps an eye on some talented players to beef up its squad.
In an interview, Team President Mothusi Jowawa said their intention is to continue working hard so that they can remain at top eight and avoid the relegation zone. Jowawa is confident that these goals are achievable as the team has highly motivated players who are committed and eager to play for results in the game of football.
According to Jowawa, they have played against some of the most experienced teams during their pre-season games and from his observation there was no difference between those teams and theirs in terms of the way they were playing. Jowawa is of the view that joining the upper league to play against some of the experienced players does not matter but what matters most is commitment which he is confident that his team has.
Jowawa noted his club is committed to ensuring that there is team work between management and the technical team in order for the club to succeed. He added that they also value the welfare of their players and always ensure that their needs are fulfilled at all times. He revealed that the team has some initiatives that are meant to empower the players which in return keep them motivated to be able to perform well during their games.
Makungulupeswa secured their spot in the 2023/2024 First Division North League following their victory at the Northern Block Promotional Playoffs that were held in Francistown from the 1st -2nd July 2023. Makungulupeswa had garnered a total of nine points after winning all the three games they played against City Kings (Nhabe Region), Desert Buffaloes (Boteti Region) and Kazungula Young Fighter (Chobe Region) respectively.
Pilikwe United FC from Tswapong Region were also promoted to the Debswana First Division North League after playing a do or die encounter against Desert Buffaloes on the 8th July 2023 in Francistown. Makungulupeswa FC and Pilikwe United FC replaced Rolling Guys and Miscellaneous which got relegated to the lower league.