Battle of Zimbabweans is on

Ita��s the battle of Zimbabwean coaches when Rahman Gumboa��s Gaborone United make a trip to Serowe for a clash against Premiership newcomers BR Highlanders, who are under the tutelage of ex-Hwange FC coach Paul Moyo.
Both coaches are desperate for wins after losing their opening matches last weekend. Rusha��s GU fell 2-3 at the hands of perennial strugglers Notwane while Moyoa��s Highlanders lost 1-2 to FC Satmos away from home in Selebi Phikwe.

On Saturday, Moyo is at home and his bosses will expect him to get their first win in the Premiership and give assurances that this time they are in the league to stay. Highlanders, a team owned by Botswana Railways, was in the league two seasons ago and failed to win a single match.

They have not done much in terms of signing quality players and it remains to be seen whether Moyo will get the best out of his relatively unknown and inexperienced players.

On the other hand, Rusha��s club GU has made a couple of signings and losing the first two matches of the league will pile pressure on him. In another match, Desire Bafanaa��s Extension Gunners host defending champions Township Rollers in what will offer the Lobatse side a quick chance to erase the memories of a 7-0 drubbing by Madinda Ndlovua��s side in the Kabelano Charity Cup.

That defeat from two weeks ago is still fresh in their minds and they will be hoping to make amends on home turf.

But their Serbian coach Drago Stanjolovic must be a worried man after losing 2-0 to Mochudi Centre Chiefs in their opening game of the season.

His forwards were pathetic in front of goal and their backline equally dismal. Madinda will also look to get the full points after throwing away a two-goal lead against Police XI last weekend.

Fixtures
Friday
BDF XI vs Centre Chiefs (Molepolole, 1900hrs)

Saturday
Ecco City vs BMC (Francistown); Gunners vs Rollers (New Lobatse Stadium); Orapa Utd vs Nico Utd (Itekeng, Orapa); BR Highlanders vs GU (Serowe); Satmos vs Sankoyo (Phikwe)

Sunday
Notwane vs Police (Molepolole); Motlakase vs Letlapeng (Serowe)
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