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Collabo Girls thump Bonto in derby match

19 Mar 2023

Zodiac Collabo Girls thrashed Bonto ladies 7-1 in a derby match on Saturday to maintain their lead in the inaugural Jwaneng Mine Southern Region Women’s Football League.

The match was a balanced affair in the opening 15 minutes at Newlook ground. However, the floodgates opened after the Collabo Girls broke the deadlock through hattrick hero Kenanao Nyambe on the 16th minute.

‘Mazottie-a-Bandleng’ captain burst through the slow opposition defence and easily slotted a low shot past Bonto goalkeeper Amantle Hambira.

The Collabo Girls then took control with Refilwe Matlho and Susan Ditlhabi bossing the midfield.

They doubled their lead just four minutes later after another loose defending allowed Patricia Motingwa an easy goal. Nyambe extended the lead on the 29th    minute after an impressive exchange of passes by the log leaders.

Seven minutes later, Motingwa added a fourth after the Bonto centre-backs Matilda Seapatle and Botlhe Mosala failed to clear a high ball. Matlho fired in a free kick from the edge of the penalty area in the 42nd minute to give the Collabo Girls a commanding 5-0 halftime lead.

Bonto regrouped in the second half and gave a spirited fight.

They pulled one back in the 65th minute through nippy left winger Koketso Molwantwa who punished a mistake by goalkeeper Kitso Gabankalafe.

But the Collabo Girls added two more goals through Nyambe and Matlho in the 75th and 82nd minutes respectively.

Following their empathic victory, the Collabo Girls remained atop the league with 12 points from a perfect record of four wins from four matches.

Bonto remained in position three of the seven-team league, with six points from five matches.

In another match played at the same ground in the afternoon, Jwaneng Galaxy ladies defeated Kanye Swallows 3-0 to maintain second position on the log standings with nine points from four matches.

Swallows remained rooted to the bottom after losing all the three matches they have so far played.

At Moselewapula ground also in Lobatse, Extension Gunners ladies went down 1-0 to Gangwaketse Sporting Club. Gangwaketse therefore leapfrogged to position four with six points from four matches, while Gunners dropped to position six with three points from four matches.

The league organisers in collaboration with other stakeholders used the matches to continue a public campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases.

Coordinator of the league Mpheme Mmolai said the campaign was part of their strategy to use women’s football to promote health and wellness in the society. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Jeremiah Sejabosigo

Location : LOBATSE

Event : football match

Date : 19 Mar 2023