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Publishing Date: 2013-02-18 13:37:38

Gaborone United recovered from a 1-0 deficit at half time to claim a 2-2 draw with Muculmana in a heated CAF Confederations Cup action played at the UB stadium on Saturday. Liga Muculmana scored the first goal within fice minutes through Zicco.

The Reds came fired up on the second half they enjoyed much of the ball and frequently visited their opponents’ goal posts. Moyagoleele continued mounting pressure on the Mozambican side and created numerous chances in the second half and could have wrapped the game with an avalanche of goals had it not been their lack of luck with scoring.

The Duo of Steven Maposa and Jomo Moatlhaping denied Muculmana’s Zicco and Josémar a chance to shine as they scored goals that saw them leaving with only a point rather than the three points they had anticipated. The Money Machine remains hopeful that they would win other games in the future as they now have better knowledge of what to expect. Gaopatwe Seosenyeng, GU’s brilliant defender expressed his appreciation for his teammates.

“I feel that we didn’t know our opponents that much, that is why our performance was a bit poor on the first half. We did come back better in the second half and we managed to equalize even though we made mistakes that cost us. I must say that I am proud and thankful for players such as Steven and Jomo for we look up to them as senior players and they made us proud. We hope to continue with that spirit for a long time,” Seosenyeng said.

At the end of the game United’s Coach Major David Bright commended his team for coming back and equalizing. “When we started our pace was very slow and we conceded a goal just a few minutes into the first half. There was a bit of concentration lapse especially in our mid-field and even after we equalized we got a bit too excited and forgot that our opponents could score another goal. I am happy we managed to come back and I am impressed with the likes of Pako Moloi. All in all nothing was lost, the squad did well and although it would be tough in Mozambique, we can still work hard and win.”

Bright further went on to say that he was proud of players such as Jomo as he fit and played well even though it was his first international appearance with the Reds. Moyagoleele supporters seem to have also enjoyed the game and they remain ever supportive of their team. “Although we had a poor mid-field, we did very well and whenever we got the ball to the ground, we were able to contain our opponents. Our opponents were not very strong and we could have easily won the game if we could work on shaping our mid-field,” said Mogomotsi Tumisang.

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