Zim coaches to face off in Bots FA Cup semis
Ricky Zililo, [email protected]
FORMER Highlanders FC coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu and ex-Harare City’s Tawurai Mangwiro will face off in the semi-finals of the Orange FA Cup in Botswana following their weekend wins.
The two coaches are having a dream debut season in Botswana’s topflight and on Saturday, Mangwiro’s Orapa United ended Jwaneng Galaxy’s dream of a league and cup double, eliminating them from the Orange FA Cup 3-1 after penalty shootouts. The match had ended 0-0 after regulation time.
Jwaneng Galaxy went into the match as favourites as they were playing at home and top the Premiership standings.
Mpofu’s Masitaoka FC also needed a penalty shootout to knock out army side BDF XI 3-1. The encounter had ended in a goalless stalemate, leading to the dreaded penalties.
The semi-finals date and venues will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, the other teams that booked their Orange FA Cup semi-finals spot are giants Gaborone United who clobbered Mogoditshane Fighters 6-0 as well as Township Rollers who beat Security Systems 2-1.
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