Galaxy coach happy with players
03 Dec 2023
Jwaneng Galaxy and Tanzania’s Simba SC have played to a goalless draw in a CAF Champions League first-round Group B match played at Obed Itani Chilume on Saturday in Francistown.
Despite the home draw, Galaxy coach Morena Ramoreboli said he was happy with his players’ performance and that it was a tough game. He however, said they missed a lot of opportunities that could have changed the tide of the game, adding that they would take the point and move forward.
He said Simba was a very tough and competitive team and that his players showed a lot of character.
The game started on a high note with both teams launching attacks in search of an early goal with the likes of Daniel Msendami of Galaxy missing half-chances.
They launched attacks and counter-attacks with Simba enjoying more ball possession. Galaxy goalie, Goitseone Phoko made a crucial save from a well taken free kick by Ossomba Onana who curled the ball around the wall.
Jean Othos had the first clear chance of the game in the 15th minute, but Phoko rose to the occasion once again and grabbed the ball on the line.
Msendami, who was looking sharp for Galaxy, took on Simba defenders in the 34th minute only to find the side of the net.
The game went into recess with the score sheet reading 0-0 and immediately after the break Galaxy were awarded a free kick, but Gilbert Baruti ballooned the ball over the bar.
As both teams reached the last stages of the game and players starting to get tired, many scoring opportunities were created but both teams still could not find the back of the net.
Galaxy defenders played as a unit and thwarted dangerous moves from Simba’s players, particularly Othos who was a thorn on the side of Galaxy. Ends
Source : BOPA
Author : Anastacia Sibanda
Location : GABORONE
Event : CAF Champions League
Date : 03 Dec 2023