Hopes of Nhabe Regional Football Association to have a representative in the Premier League next season were shattered on Saturday as both Sankoyo Bush Bucks and Maun United Terrors suffered a devastating losses.
Ngurungu was walloped 3-2 by Green Lovers while the Golden Boys lost 2-0 to Eleven Angels. Sankoyo’s loss means that Eleven Angels has qualified for the play-offs and Ngurungu remains in the Debswana First Division North.
Terrors on the other side has relegated to the second division and it remains to be seen if the club will work its way back to first division. The Club’s Chairperson Gwara Chirinda had previously acknowledged that it will be tough for them to come back into the First Division owing to their financial challenges.
The Nhabe Region had hoped for Sankoyo to go for the playoffs and perhaps get promoted back into the Premier League to represent the region in the next season. Sankoyo will finish with 32 points should they win their last match and Eleven Angels with 41 points therefore there is no hopes for the Nhabe Team in the premier league next season.
Meanwhile Eleven Angels Chairperson Tshoganetso Better expressed delight after his team walloped Maun United Terrors 2-0 to book themselves a spot in the play-offs. Better applauded his boys and the technical team for the job well done adding that it was not easy for them to reach the milestone and achieve all what they have done so far.
Though they have qualified, he indicated that they have a mammoth task ahead of them as they are waiting to clash with a team that will qualify from South Division. Chances are that Eleven Angels will face either Mochudi Centre Chiefs or Black Forest.
Better also believes that Francistown need a team that will represent the City and the region in the league. He added that Eleven Angels will then utilise Itani Chilume Stadium and Old Francistown Stadium as Premier League Teams will often travel to Francistown for their fixtures.
The Chairperson has since pleaded with Francistown people to support the team as they prepare for the play-offs. He added that the support will go a long way in helping the team noting that it is hard to coordinate and run a team especially in the Premier League. The Chairperson promised to win the playoffs and take the team to the Elite League next season.