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With only six games left before the Debswana First Division Northern league comes to an end, log leaders, Tafic Fc remain resolute about returning to the premier league.
As at week 16, Matjimenyenga was leading the log with 36 points from 16 games played and the club is seven points ahead of second placed BR highlanders who have 29 points.
Should Tafic, of the Undipe ndi kupe fame continue with its current form, and win their remaining games it will end the season with 54 points. From the 16 games played, the club has won 11, lost two and drew three.
The team has two home games against Mbalakalungu and Motlakase, with four away games against Calendar Stars, BR Highlanders, Chadibe and Peacemakers before the season comes to an end on June 4th, 2023.
In an interview, Tafic’s public relations officer, Kabelo Dipholo said they are optimistic about being promoted to the elite league next season. He told Times Sport that this is highly possible since the players are happy and have their eyes fixed on winning the league. Dipholo is also confident that the Matjimenyenga boys will win their remaining six games.
Dipholo added that the executive and the technical team are very united and has one goal which is to promote the team to the BFL next season. He shared that their sponsor, Petrol Hyper has taken all the team’s responsibility to ensure that everything is available for the team.
“Our sponsor has taken 90% responsibility of running the team while the society remained with 10%,” he said.
It is six years now since the team was relegated from the premier league to the lower league in the 2017/18 season.
Meanwhile as the First Division North reaches its climax, Miscellaneous this week moved away from the bottom of the log after it was awarded three points and two goals as a result of Mbalakalungu’s failure to honour its away game against them in Serowe recently. The Serowe side is currently sitting at the 10th position with 13 points while Mbalakalungu remains on third position with 27 points.
Trailing behind in the relegation zone is Peacemakers with 11 points and Green Lovers with 12 points.
The count-down continues tomorrow (Saturday) as Tafic travels to meet Calendar Stars in Francistown, Sankoyo welcomes BR Highlanders at Maun Sports Complex. Santa Green will be in Mahalapye to take on Peacemakers while Rolling Guys are up against Chadibe in Mahalapye. Mbalakalungu will travel to Serowe for their encounter with Green Lovers.
On Sunday, Miscellaneous welcomes Motlakase in Serowe at Masilo grounds. All games start at 1500hrs.