Mascom Top 8 Semi-final draw Results
The four teams that have managed to reach the semifinals in season 7 of the Mascom Top 8 have all lifted the Cup before, and are looking to add to their collection. Orapa United, Gaborone United, Jwaneng Galaxy FC and Township Rollers have all had their names carved on the prestigious Cup in the past six editions, with five titles shared between them.
Orapa United became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the 2017/18 season, after a 1-0 win over Security Systems in a quarterfinal second leg played at Itekeng Stadium in Orapa on Friday evening. The Ostriches won 2-1 on aggregate, after Kobamelo Kebaikanye scored the decisive goal to ensure that the 2016 Champions live to fight another day.
Gaborone United proved to be too hot to handle for Extension Gunners, despite Mapantsula’s spirited attempt to fight back in the Mascom Top 8 quarterfinal second leg. The Reds won 3-2 (6-2) on aggregate at the Sports Complex in Francistown on Saturday afternoon. Obonwe Maome became the first player to score a hat trick in season 7 of the Mascom Top 8, to ensure the two-time champions’ passage to the semifinals.
Jwaneng Galaxy who are the defending champions had to struggle a little to get past Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Galaxy won 3-1 (4-3) after extra time in the quarter final second leg fixture played at Galaxy Stadium in Jwaneng on Sunday. Thero Setsile's brace and Terrance Mandaza's goals sent the Miners through.
Township Rollers beat Botswana Defence Force XI 1-0 (3-0) in a quarter final second leg game played at the National Stadium in Gaborone on Monday. Mthokosizi Msomi scored to send the 2012 Champions through. The Blues have been to the final four times in the last six editions.
A draw to determine who will be heading to the semi-finals took place this afternoon at the Gaborone Bus Rank. Club supporters, members and members of the community gathered to witness which teams will be headed to the semi-finals. The results of the draw are as follows:
Jwaneng Galaxy vs Township Rollers
Orapa United vs Gaborone United
Surprisingly supporters were happy with the result although Township Rollers was hoping to take on Orapa United. Buckle up for another exciting leg of the Mascom Top 8 Semi-Final!