The fight for the last berth place in the elite league starts tonight at Molepolole ports Complex. The three teams involved are Killers Giants, Letlapeng and Tasc. Giants have been given the last chance to book a place in the premier league after emerging third from the 16-team league.
The play-offs have never been short of controversy throughout the years. More than a year ago Mogoditshane Fighters had almost all their players suffering from stomach complications. The end result was that they failed to continue with the scheduled games. As if that was not enough they were later to be found guilty and lost their case. Last season the same team was brought before the Disciplinary Committee for allegations of match fixing. They were later to suffer the biggest blow of their career as six of the points they worked for in the first division were deducted as part of the punishment.
This season the play-offs will be run under the guidance of the Premier league from formerly being run by the first divisions.
And Fighters are not in the picture and focus has shifted to the Ramotswa based sides Letlapeng and Killer Giants. The two sides are rivals and don’t see eye to eye. Whenever they play sparks fly. Already there have been accusations of sabotage from both teams although they were not in the same division. Letlapeng has blamed Giants of trying to make their promotion difficult while Giants have accused their homeboys of working with their enemies to try and bring them down to the first division.
The two will tomorrow take their rivalry to the football turf in Molepolole where the winner will go into the next game at an advantage leading the group. The game will be played under floodlights at 1800 hours.
Letlapeng has played once at the football turf in the Coke Cup and were humiliated by Centre Chiefs. Giants on the other hand have won their last two against Gaborone United and Uniao Flamengo Santos where they put spirited performances to book for this place. Giants will take on first division north runner-ups Tasc who also have not had the advantage of playing in that stadium.
The games will end on Sunday with Letlapeng taking on Tasc.
The second leg of the encounters will be held next weekend in Selibe Phikwe.