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The Orange FA Cup Season 4 quarter-finals are slated for this weekend, starting tomorrow until Sunday 7th, Security Systems will start off by facing Township Rollers while Orapa United is against Jwaneng Galaxy.
On the same day Mogoditshane Fighters will be up against be the defending champions Gaborone United.
GU which is currently placed second in the premier league with 52 points will be fighting to defend the cup. Moyagoleele managed to win 3-0 on penalties against Crackit City Polar after playing to a 1-1 draw in the run of play.
Premier league log leaders, Jwaneng Galaxy’s match against another diamond mining town side, Orapa United is an interesting one to watch with a tough competition expected between the two. Orapa United is currently sitting on the third spot of the premier league with 51 points.
Season 3 runners-up, Security Systems will look to challenge for the trophy after losing to Gaborone United last season. But this will not be an easy task as they will have to win against Rollers which previously walloped Prisons XI by three goals to one to qualify for the quarter finals.
Orapa United Head Coach Tawurayi Manguiro told Times Sport that they are ready for the quarter finals tomorrow adding that they are well prepared and focused to win the tournament. Despite some of his players having suffered minimal injuries, Manguiro is confident that his boys will strike against their rivals.
“Though they are doing well in the premier league we remain confident of a win against Jwaneng Galaxy, we are not going to honor the fixture but fight to win this cup at the end of the day,” the coach assured.
Orange Botswana has renewed its sponsorship with Botswana Football Association (BFA) for an additional three seasons of the Orange FA Cup at a tune of P15.4 million, an investment increase of 17%. The renewed collaboration will see an increase in the tournament prize money to a whooping P 800 000.
Orange Botswana’s renewal of the sponsorship agreement with BFA reaffirms its dedication to fostering the development, growth and promotion of the local game and the uplifting of communities.
The cup continues to scout the deepest villages for talented soccer players, rising stars of Botswana’s football. It is such that 12 new teams have been roped in, to compete with teams that have previously played in the FA cup, with recognition of teams from areas such as Etsha (Etsha Morning Stars), Chobe (Mbalakalungu) and Kang (Kang Royal Stallion).