Modimolle Home Defenders FC (maroon) and Modimolle Troublemakers FC during their match last weekend. Photo: Mzamane Ringane

Opleft FC secures maiden victory in Waterberg SAB Regional League


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Waterberg SAB League’s Stream-A side, Opleft United FC, recorded its first victory of the season since the 2017/18 league kick-off. 

The Marapyane-based team, which hosts its official fixtures at Bela-Bela’s Moloto Stadium, moved from the 10th to 9th place on the league log standings, after beating Celtic FC 4-2 in a six-goal thriller on Saturday, 13 January. 

Opleft United FC head coach, Reuben Mochusi, said the team’s two-week preparations ahead of the fixture against Celtic FC, following the holiday recess, contributed to the positive start to the second round of the season.

“We sat down with the technical team to discuss the game plan on how we are going to approach the fixture against Celtic FC. Knowing our opponent’s style of play, that also helped us to approach the match better. Celtic FC play good football, but we just had to outclass them to secure the three points,” he said. 

Mochusi said Opleft United FC planned to introduce 11 new signings during the transfer window period in February. 

He also sent a stern warning to other SAB League teams, warning his team would emerge much stronger after the new signings window period next month.

The Opleft United FC head coach told The BEAT that the team had a perfect game plan to surprise Mookgophong Junior Stars FC at their own homeground this coming weekend. 

The two teams were expected to lock horns at Mookgophong Stadium on Saturday, 20 January. 

In Modimolle, the local Troublemakers FC thrashed homeboys Modimolle Home Defenders FC 3-0, with Bussel FC collecting three points after beating Bela Bela Pirates 3-2.

Diesel N Dust FC of Bela Bela won on a walkover against Boys 2 Men FC of Vaalwater.

This weekend Bela Bela Pirates FC will travel to Vaalwater to do battle with the local Boys 2 Men FC, while Rapotokwane Qualitho FC welcome Modimolle Home Defenders FC.

At Modimolle’s Ephraim Mogale Stadium, Bussel FC was scheduled to do battle with local rivals, Modimolle  Troublemakers FC.

4 months ago       18 January 2018