From tomorrow and forever more, Botswana Premier League returns to a semblance of normality following international break.
BPL have some particularly tasty fixtures involving teams who harbor hopes of winning silverware this season for the first time. Week 2 is promising to be a blockbuster as minnows are pitted against premier league perennial campaigners.
Jwaneng Galaxy’ unlikely premier League tilt will have real momentum if they rack up a second consecutive win. It could make for another intriguing affair given that their season is, since qualifying for the CAF champions league, on something of roller coaster ride but Nico United find themselves desperately in need of points.
The Selibe Phikwe side is however in cloud nine because they remain one of the few club that held the defending champions to a draw on both legs. Nico is under the tutelage of a young ambitious coach, Wame Mokoke and he visits one of the best coaches in the land in Morena Ramoreboli and will think a good performance at Jwaneng will form a solid basis to trouble opponents who remain fragile.
In the meantime, there is a fixture between Gaborone United and Morupule Wanderers and Township Rollers’ playing on the same day has raised the temperature of this fixture. For GU and Wanderers, the discussion has turned towards a top-five finish and victory would represent a tonic. Injury-hit United have flattered to deceive under Pontsho Moloi but they have found a way to dig out results. Wanderers are always a tough nut to crack whenever facing GU but The Reds enter week 2 in need of points more than anything else.
On the same day, for the first time this season, a premier league game will be held at Royal Aria where Township Rollers, the only club that has made marquee signings this season will play host to Francistown based outfit, Eleven Angels. Did you know? Seemo Mpatane has never lost to Rollers since getting promotion last season. The ambitious club looks to maintain the same formular.
All eyes of the people will be everywhere. The premier league is spreading its wings across the country, and no one can ignore a fixture between Holy Ghost and Tafic. This fixture is special in many ways as The Ghosts face their former tactician in Phil Makhwengwe.
In the first week, 12 goals were scored and given the amount of energy witnessed, more goals are likely to be scored.