BR Highlanders gain promotion back to BPL

BR Highlanders gain promotion back to BPL
Batisani Josiah of BR Highlanders

by Staff Reporter

Monday Apr 23, 2018. 11:00

BR Highlanders have gained promotion back to the Botswana Premier League (BPL).

The Mahalapye-based side clinched promotion after beating Sua Flamingoes to the 2017/18 Debswana First Division North title.

Highlanders were relegated to the second tier of Botswana at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) released the following statement congratulating Notwane FC (2017/18 Debswana First Division South champions) and Highlanders.

"Botswana Football Association would like to congratulate the 2017/18 First Division Champions, Notwane FC and BR Highlanders FC on gaining automatic promotion to the elite BTC Premiership."

"We wish the two teams the very best in the 2018/19 season. The same token of congratulations is extended to division champions across the country," a statement read.

Prisons XI and Sua Flamingoes, who finished second in the South and North leagues respectively, will clash in the BPL play-offs.

The winner on aggregate will gain promotion to the elite league ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

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