Botswana Premier League club, Township Rollers, continued their brilliant run in this year’s African Champions League with a 2-1 away victory over Young Africans from Tanzania in the first leg of their second-round clash on Tuesday. Mapalastina went into the game high on confidence and mood after winning the Mascom top 8 three days earlier.
Having ousted top Sudanese side Al-Meirrekh in the previous round, Rollers now have a valuable away win that gives them the advantage to proceed to the 16-team pool stage in Africa’s elite competition. Rollers is the only BPL side still left in the Continental Club competitions after Jwaneng Galaxy were eliminated out of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Young Africans of Tanzania should expect a blue Gaborone when they return the second leg on the 17th March. The National Stadium is expected to be full as Batswana wants to witness Rollers making history by being the first team ever to represent their country at the group stages of the CAF champions league.