Nico United Back In The Premier League


Selebi-Phikwe based Debswana First Division side, Nico United has successfully booked a spot back in the Premier League for the next season following a goalless draw against Maun United Terrors last weekend.

Majombolo, the Zana side as affectionately called by its legion of fans finally ended their five year long wait to return to the elite League. The club secured their much needed point to qualify them to the league following their goalless draw game on Saturday afternoon.

With 42 points, Nico United Head Coach Botshelo Pelokgosi has said they want to finish the season with the highest points by winning all their remaining games. Should they win all their remaining games the club will end the season with 51 points.

Pelokgosi expressed joy and commended the technical staff, players and the managers for a collective responsibility towards a successful project which they started at the beginning of the season.

With the youthful and talented team, Pelokgosi believes that his pre-season started with their weekend draw against Maun Terrors, adding that they will use their remaining games for preparations.

Nico United Chairperson Busani Segweni also applauded his technical staff, players, supporters and the people of Phikwe for their support towards a successful season.

Segweni said as the board they have a big challenge ahead of them of preparing for their return to the Premier League. He highlighted that they have a task to beef up their squad, technical staff in order for them to be ready and competitive for the next season in the elite.

He commended their Coach for having achieved the goals that were set out for him to achieve- among them, to qualify for the premier league. “The board will discuss more and come up with another milestone for the next season,” Segweni indicated.

Meanwhile Sankoyo Bush Bucks’ game against Calendar Stars was called off on Sunday afternoon when Ngurungu was leading 2-1 due to multiple injuries on the visiting team’s side.

Had the match seen its logical conclusion, Ngurungu would have garnered 25 points with three games left. Sankoyo Bush Bucks would still have had a mountain to climb with their remaining away games to Santa Green,  and Nico United. Santa Green is now third with 31 points, a 6 points gap for Sankoyo to close.

For Maun Terrors, their hopes to remain in the league are gradually fading as they failed to capitalise on home advantage. The club had more chances to score during the first half of the game when their opponents were trying to manage the game to a draw.

Nico United on the other hand looked tired and exhausted in the game probably because of a long distance travelling to Maun. To avoid relegation Terrors must win their remaining matches, provided teams above them in the log lose points.

Terrors is away to Chadibe and home to Eleven Angels and Peace Makers, while Sankoyo travels to Mahalapye to face Santa Green and home with Green Lovers before travelling away to end the season with Nico United.


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