Four are competing for a place in the women’s final



GU players PHOTO: MORERI SEJAKGOMO



GU players PHOTO: MORERI SEJAKGOMO


The quartet of BDF The four regional champions will compete in Lobatse this weekend to decide the South Bloc. Collabo Girls are on a roll after a shock event in the Jwaneng Mine Southern Region Women’s League. The team fended off former Mares coach Jwaneng Galaxy led by Gaolethoo ‘Ronaldo’ Nkutlwisang. Collabo Girls are undefeated in the Southern Region League as they scored 101 goals and conceded just five in 18 matches. This is the highest scoring team of the last four in the South Block play-offs, averaging over five goals per game as they regained their title.

The team completed the regional competition last weekend and would carry the momentum into this weekend’s round of play. Striker Chedza Katsibe is the top scorer of the four teams with 34 goals in 16 games and would play a key role in Michael Motseothata’s team ambitions. The Kanye-based side knows that GU is a much bigger threat to their ambitions. The Reds Ladies have the arsenal and recently managed to pull off a coup with the acquisition of championship-winning coach William ‘Raizor’ Monene from Double Action. The team emerged victorious in perhaps the toughest regional competition in women’s football. GU pulled off an upset as they finished above perennial champions Double Action in the Gaborone City Region Women’s League. The team is undefeated in the just ended season, scoring 63 goals and conceding the fewest. Gaonyadiwe ‘Neymar’ Ontlametse will be key for GU Ladies after scoring 12 goals in her debut season with the team. BDF XI finished undefeated with 38 points in the Kweneng Region League. The Camo Girls replace former champions, Mexican Girls, who endured a torrid campaign to finish third in the Kweneng League.

This is a team that has proven to be a tougher nut to crack, scoring freely with 75 goals from their 14 games. This makes it an average of 5.3 goals per match and slightly lower than the return of Colabo Girls. Kgatleng Region League champions, Royal Fighters are the dark horse of the quartet. The team has the lowest scoring percentage of the four and would face their biggest test this weekend. The winner of the weekend’s matches will debut in the national final along with two other qualifiers. Tawana Top Girls and Makgabz Girls won the Northern and Western Blocks respectively for the first time. Only Granada Wanderers previously qualified for the national finals.