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Mbowa, Ndugga Miss Out As Botswana End League

Ugandan players Ivan Mbowa and Lawrence Ndugga have missed out on the opportunity to win the Botswana league title after the country’s federation agreed to end the football season.

A statement from Botswana Football Association (BFA) says that the team at the summit of the log is crowned champions and teams at the bottom are relegated.

Galaxy had 41 points, just one above Mbowa’s Township Rollers and Ndugga’s Orapa United who were second and third respectively.

Consequently, Jwaneng Galaxy have been declared champions of the 2019/20 season, their first title.

Galaxy had earlier sacked Vipers coach Miguel Da Costa Duarte after a string of poor results that saw the side miss put on a domestic cup – Mascom Top 8 Cup.

Tafic, Molepolole City Stars and Miscellaneous FC have been relegated after finishing at the bottom of the 16-team log.

Lower division clubs Masitaoka and Sua Flamingoes have been promoted to the elite league.

There were still 10 match-days when the league was stopped in March because of Coronavirus.


Recently, the BFA tabled three options for clubs to choose from to decide on how the league will be concluded.

The three options were to declare it null and void, declare the season complete using the current standings, or finish the campaign.

Sources in Botswana indicates that the third option was ruled out after it proved costly to play during the Covid19 times.

On Saturday, authorities in Botswana declared a strict lockdown in the capital Gaborone after the discovery of 12 new cases of the coronavirus.

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