Centre Chiefs defeated in highly anticipated Botswana derby

Centre Chiefs defeated in highly anticipated Botswana derby
Lemponye Tshireletso of Botswana challenged by Denzil Haoseb of Namibia during the 2016 Cosafa Cup Quarterfinals match between Botswana and Namibia at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 18 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Apr 16, 2017. 16:00

Township Rollers edged out their fierce rivals Mochudi Centre Chiefs 2-1 in a highly anticipated encounter in Gaborone on Saturday.

The two heavyweights of local football locked horns in a Botswana Premier League (BPL) match at the National Stadium.

The deadlock was opened by Lemponye Tshireletso just seven minutes into the match - making it 1-0 to Rollers.

Mapalastina doubled their lead two minutes after half-hour mark through Edwin Moalosi, who made it 2-0 to Rollers.

Rollers were leading 2-0 during the half-time break thanks to two well-taken goals by Tshireletso and Moalosi.

Chiefs managed to pull one back through Jerome Ramatlhakwana's effort from a free-kick in the 64th minute - making it 2-1 for Magosi.

However, the goal proved to be a consolation goal as Rollers held onto their slender lead and they emerged 2-1 winners.

The win takes Rollers to the top of the BPL log standings, while Chiefs remain ninth on the table.

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