Premier League log leaders Gaborone United responded to title rivals Township Rollers’ weekend defeat in emphatic fashion as they thumped Prisons XI 7-0 on Sunday. As a result, GU has opened up a four point gap over Rollers with a game in hand and they have an opportunity to extend their lead to seven points if they win their spare game.
Prior to this weekend’s league action GU and Rollers were only a point apart but Rollers’ 1-0 defeat against Masitaoka FC has tipped the scale in Moyagoleele’s favour with seven games to go.
Goals from Thatayaone Kgamanyane (brace), Thero Setsile (brace), Mpho Kgaswane, Onkabetse Makgantai and Ronel Manyanga saw the Reds outclass Prisons XI at the Molepolole Sports Complex. Debutant Manyanga made an instant impact as he scored in his first game for the club while mid season capture Setsile continued his fine start in GU colours. The club’s top scorer, Kgamanyane, is currently on 17 league goals for the season and he is close to surpassing the 20 goal mark for the second time in his career.
Surpassing the 20 goal mark has proved difficult in the last few years as leading scorers have ended towards the 18 goal tally. Kgamanyane is enjoying his best season so far and he seems destined to continue making the net bulge in the final stretch of the league season. Setsile is also in double figures for the season as his goal tally currently stands at 13.
On a collective front, GU has significantly improved this season to stage a serious title challenge and they have won more than 15 games in a league season for the time since the 2015/2016 season.