Township Rollers are preparing to host Al Merrikh from Sudan in a CAF Championships preliminary round first leg at the National Stadium on the 10th of February.
Giving an update of their preparations for the game Popa General Manager Sydney Magagane said they did a research about their opponent.
He said they went to Sudan to see the stadium they are going to play their away game at and arranged other logistics like transport and accommodation. “Al Merrikh is a strong opponent, they are ranked number 5 in Africa but I believe our boys will make us proud. We have video clips from their previous matches and our coaches will watch them closely to help in their preparations. They have been off season and this game will be their first official game from their league break,” said Magagane.
Rollers President, Jagdish Shah, says they are ready to host their opponents and that they have covered all the necessary requirements.
He said they are yet to meet Botswana Television for the live broadcast of the game so that they can share the feed with Sudan and that the same thing will happen when they play away.
When asked if he is not worried about the discipline of his players following their misconduct during the midweek fixture, Shah said they are still waiting for the disciplinary outcome.
He said Edwin Moalosi who was slapped by Tafic’s Samuel Phiri is recovering but has a bit of swelling on his cheek.
Shah said Moalosi is a disciplined player and he is happy that after he was slapped he did not retaliate. “Both our strikers Joel Mogorosi and Mthokozisi Msomi are on suspension. They are going to miss our Mascom Top 8 game which is going to be a challenge. We do not know how long the investigations are going to take as there was violence and they might also not be able to participate in our CAF game,” said Shah.
Match Tickets are sold at Rollers Office at CA Sales Complex and all liquorama stores.
VIP Tickets: P200
Panda stand: P50