Madinda’s fourth BPL title beckons

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Madinda Ndlovu

FORMER Warriors coach Madinda Ndlovu is in line for his fourth league title in the Botswana be Mobile after Township Rollers opened a healthy lead at the top of the log standings heading towards the Christmas break.

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Rollers, league champions last season under Ndlovu, beat Power Dynamos away on Friday to open an eight-point lead at the top.

They are unbeaten in 13 matches, winning 10 for a comfortable 33 points, while second-placed BMC are on 25.

coach Madinda Ndlovu
coach Madinda Ndlovu

Heading into the Christmas break which begins on December 21, Ndlovu’s team have a winnable home match against 10th-placed Satmos this Saturday before taking on fourth-placed Gaborone United the following weekend.

Against United, Ndlovu will be coming against former Warriors coach and Highlanders legend Rahman Gumbo who joined the side in March this year.

If Ndlovu maintains the lead at the top until the end of the season, it would be his fourth straight title in the be Mobile league after winning it with Mochudi Centre Chiefs in the 2011 to 12 and 2012 to 2013 seasons, which he followed up with another one with his current side last year.

Gumbo is not new to the Botswana football league and the be Mobile title; he won the league with Mochudi Centre Chiefs in the season before Ndlovu took over.

Gaborone United beat Extension Gunners 2-1 on Saturday and have 24 points from 13 games with seven wins, three draws and three defeats.

They face Mochudi Centre Chiefs on Saturday before clashing with Rollers on December 20 Sankoyo Bush Bucks, coached by another Zimbabwean Philani Mabhena, beat Ecco City Greens 4-1 on Saturday and sit on position nine with five wins, two draws and six defeats.

Mabhena joined the club in July.