Madinda in running for fourth league title

Madinda Ndlovu

REIGNING Botswana’s be Mobile Premier Soccer League coach of the year Madinda Ndlovu is in the running for a historic fourth consecutive title in the neighbouring country.


Ndlovu won two league titles with his former team Mochudi Centre Chiefs before he rejoined Township Rollers last year.

He guided the club that had last won the championship in the 2010 to 2011 season, to the title.

Township Rollers have been impressive in the league with one defeat in 17 matches and are preparing to play Kaizer Chiefs in the Caf Champions League.

Rollers are top of the log table with 40 points, but face stiff challenge from second-placed Mochudi Centre Chiefs who have 37 points from the same number of games.

Rollers have won 12, drawn four and suffered their first defeat of the season in the 1-2 loss to Police X1 on January 17.

Interestingly, Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs clash in a league match to be played at the Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday.

However, they face Mochudi Centre Chiefs without head coach who is in Harare for the second phase of the Caf A Licence coaching course which started on Monday and is expected to end on February 8.

The first phase of the course was held from December 9 to 22 2014.

Assistant coaches Teenage Mpote and Zachariah Muzadzi will take charge of the team in the absence of Ndlovu.

Mochudi Centre Chiefs have 11 wins, four draws and two losses in the league. They need to win the match to pile pressure on the top-placed team.

Meanwhile, a clash between the Zimbabwean coaches is lined up as Sankoyo Bush Bucks, coached by Philani Mabhena, take on Gaborone United who are under the guidance of Rahman Gumbo in a league match at Maun Stadium on Saturday.

Gaborone United are on position four on the log standings with 31 points from 17 games, while Sankoyo Bush Bucks are on position eight with 27 points from 17 games.