Madinda’s Rollers beat Sankoyo

coach Madinda Ndlovu

AFTER bowing out of the Orange Caf Champions League with a loss to South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs, Madinda Ndlovu-coached Botswana champions Township Rollers beat Sankoyo Bush Bucks 2-1 in the be Mobile Premier Soccer League on Saturday at Maun Sports Stadium, Botswana.


Bush Bucks are coached by another Zimbabwean Philani Mabhena who managed to grab a point from the champions in a 1-1 draw in the first match in September 2014 on the road.

Rollers lost 3-1 on aggregate in the first leg preliminary round of the Champions League and now their focus is on retaining the Botswana championship.

But they have dropped to position three on the log standings, three points behind Mochudi Centre Chiefs after losing four matches. The three-match loss was when Ndlovu was back home attending the Caf “A” Licence coaching course.

Rollers are on 43 points with former champions, Mochudi, who last grabbed the title with Ndlovu, leading the pack with 47 points after losing only two matches.

Both sides have played 21 matches while Orapa United on position two are on 44 points from 22 games. Orapa, home to Zimbabwean Mandlenkosi Sibanda, beat Satmos 2-1 away on Saturday.

Sibanda returned to Botswana after failing to make a mark at Castle Lager Premier Soccer League side How Mine.

Centre Chiefs were due to take on relegation-bound Letlapeng in their 22nd match yesterday away from home.

Gaborone United, coached by Rahman Gumbo are on position four with 41 points from 22 matches and beat BMC 2-1 on Saturday.