Rollers eager to come back stronger against Chiefs

Rollers eager to come back stronger against Chiefs
Ditshupo Maano of Township Rollers

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 10:00

Township Rollers captain Maano Ditshupo hopes that his side can avenge their defeat to South African outfit Kaizer Chiefs this Saturday.

Botswana giants Rollers are scheduled to host Chiefs in an international club friendly match at the Francistown Sports Complex in Francistown.

This is after Chiefs defeated Rollers 2-0 in the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup semi-final match at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney this past weekend.

Maano, who is a central midfielder by trade, stated that they need to learn from their encounter with the Soweto giants.

"We started slow (against Chiefs), but as the game continued we managed to get forward," Ditshupo said.

"We should have worked on converting the half chances we had when we went forward, but it was not to be.

"We will learn from this and hopefully come back stronger against Chiefs next week."

In their maiden appearance in the pre-season tournament, Chiefs won the Maize Cup trophy after beating Free State Stars 1-0 in the final on Saturday.