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Stalemate in the Ghetto

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Stalemate in the Ghetto
EVENLY MATCHED: BAC against Jwaneng

Botswana Rugby Union opening fixture for the 2018 fixture ended in a stalemate this past weekend in Francistown.

The match between hosts BAC North and Jwaneng RFC ended 14-all at the Old Francistown stadium.

The visitors were quick off the mark registering a try in the fifth minute through Kabelo Sebabi.

BAC responded through Bushi Bigboy midway through the first half.

The opening half ended square after successful conversions by Tlotlo Seithami and Kgosi Kali for Jwaneng and BAC respectively.

This early in the season, rustiness showed as late tackles flew everywhere and it was no surprise when was temporarily stopped to attend to a serious injury.

Lebogang Mothabani (BAC) was the first casualty, he was rushed to a hospital with a suspected fractured leg.

The second half was the exact replica of the first as the two teams scored a single try and two successful conversions each in an evenly matched tie.

In an interview with Voice Sport, BAC Captain Kesaobaka Maphane said he was happy with the draw so early in the season.

Jwaneng coach Matthews Porogo said a draw was not a bad way to start a season.

“We were not as sharp as we should be but we’ll get better with time,” said Porogo.

The league continues this weekend with fixtures at different venues.