- Prisons Ladies became their latest victims over the weekend
- Mares winger “Ben10” scored the winning goal
- They chopped Wonder Girls into minced meat just the other day
Gaborone United (GU) Ladies Football Team has proved to be one of the strongest contenders for the Gaborone Regional Women Football Division 1 League (GACFA) following their brilliant start in the early stages of the league.
The league, which involves top eight teams in Gaborone, has gone only two games so far and GU Ladies are already setting their eyes on the title after registering two consecutive victories.
The Money Machine, as they are affectionately known in football circles, registered a massive 6-0 victory against Wonder Girls Football Club in the opening match of the league and continued their winning streak by beating Prisons Ladies 1-0 over the weekend to remain at the top of the log standings behind their closest rivals Double Action.
The rains a blight
In a post-match interview with Gazette Sports, Gaborone United captain Tlamelo Pheresi said she is convinced that they can win the league if they continue playing as a unit to the end of the season.
“I am very happy with how the girls respond to each other,” she said. “It is good to see them connect well despite having had insufficient time to train because of the rains last week.
“It was a tough game against Prisons because we were also worried by the threat they posed ahead of this game. But we managed to score a goal through our new player, Ben10, to secure maximum points which was our ultimate goal.
“We are still studying and getting to know our opponents because we are new in Division 1 after we recently got promoted from Division 2. All I can say is that so far so good.”
Gaborone United went on a shopping spree during the transfer window last month and signed top quality players such as Mares winger Keitumetse “Ben10” Dithebe from Mexican Girls and Golebaone Selebatso from Prisons to beef up the squad ahead of the 2023 season.
Even so, Pheresi stated that there is a need to improve on their attack in order to catch up with the pace of the Division 2 league. “We have to improve, especially when we attack because we seem to be reducing our pace when going forward,” she pointed out.
“That’s why we did not score lots of goals in our last game. It is understandable that we are still trying to acclimatise to the new league setup but we need to mend quickly.”
For her part, Captain Nondi Mahlasela of Prisons Ladies said they learnt from their loss and will come back stronger than ever. “We were prepared but unfortunately we lost,” she said. “What is important is to learn from our mistakes in football.
“We are going to work hard so we bounce back. I am happy with the overall play of my girls. They fought hard and we are going to work on our set pieces and mental strength so we regain our form.”
Township Rollers, Security Systems, FC Ambassadors and UB Kicks are among other teams in the GACFA Division 1 League.