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Following a victory against Miscellaneous this past weekend, the troubled Sankoyo Bush Bucks believes all is not lost and that they can still bounce back from the bottom of the log.
Ngurungu on Saturday put up a brilliant and gallant play, walloping Miscellaneous 3 goals to nil at the Maun Sports Complex. The win saw the club, which has been sitting at the bottom of the log move up to the 11spot.
The results brought hope to Sankoyo, and assistant head coach Paphani Likha believes the team can survive relegation, or better still, finish among the top eight at the end of the season. He said this can only be possible, should his boys maintain the confidence and play they displayed against Miscellaneous. 14 games are left before the 2022/23 season comes to an end.
Coach Likha believes that his team has made huge progress following their poor start with the club’s win over the weekend being their first from the eight games played.
The 3 goals were made possible by Gaongalelwe Dipateletso (striker), Remoneilwe Masia (defender) and Kgakgamatso Juta (midfielder). Sankoyo could have scored more goals haven’t their forward Oamogetse Kelediretse not missed many chances in the first half of the game.
Dipateletso who came in as a sub after halftime made a great impact for the team with his long run into the box making great passes that benefited them in the 54th minute as he scored an opener through a header from a cross.
On the 63rd minute, the young defender in the name of Masia hit a brilliant second goal coming outside the 18 area before Kgakgamatso pinned the last nail through a penalty kick after he was fouled by a miscellaneous defender in the 73rd minute.
Ngurungu’s win means that they are three points behind top eight spot and should they win against Rolling Guys next weekend they will then move into the top eight bracket.
Likha assured that they will do everything possible to survive relegation and probably collect maximum points from the remaining games.
Meanwhile, Miscellaneous head coach Chipa Koolese said he noticed that they were playing to a different Sankoyo as compared to the one they clashed with last year. He blamed their loss on fatigue due to the long distance to Maun and late training.
Miscellaneous who are in position eight with 8 points will welcome Santa Green next weekend while Sankoyo will travel to Mahalapye to meet Rolling Guys.
In another weekend encounter, week 8 ended with Mbalakalungu beating Tafic 1-0 at home to collect maximum points and move closer to the top spot with a point separating the two giants. All eyes are on the two teams this season, that however does not rule out Chadibe and Motlakase who are in position 3 and 4 respectively.