BC United took in Esselen in an internal league match on Thursday. 

Esselen FC defeated Braamfontein Centre United (BC) 3-1 in the Wits internal football league on Thursday, August 15.

Esselen’s Kabelo Rabodiba opened the scoring in the first ten minutes, with the second Esselen goal by striker Jeffrey Ngobeni coming in just seven minutes before the end of the first half .

BC United came back with more attempts at goal with striker Baliwe Moyakhe eventually netting a goal 15 minutes into the second half.

However, that did not stop their counterparts with Esselen’s Msebenzi Moise scoring just four minutes later. The score remained at 3-1 till the final whistle.

Prior to start of the game, Esselen coach Sinekhaya Siziba, said he was nervous about his team’s performance.

“I’m expecting a very difficult match. We’re playing against a team that is number eight on the log, so they’re going to be fighting every minute to try and escape, Siziba told Wits Vuvuzela.

“I am grateful to my team and their performance. There were many goals that they attempted and that showed their eagerness to win this game, said Esselen’s Mthobisi Dlamini after the match.

Coach Kopane Ntsoane of BC United said his team played well, despite the challenges they had faced. “We had exactly 11 players, which is enough for the game. But we didn’t have substitutes so that may have contributed,” he told Wits Vuvuzela. 

Moyakhe said his team lacked a fighting spirit.

“Even though we couldn’t match they quality that they have, we improved our performance in the second half,” he said.

First  year mining engineering student Mthobisi Dlamini, who was a spectator said that the final score did not reflect the quality of the teams’ performances.

“I feel that BC United had a lot of chances that they didn’t use. I believe they gave it their best. Coming into this game, they knew that they had lost a lot of games before so they gave it their all.

Esselen is expected to play against LGTG on August 22, while BC United goes head-to-head with Men’s Res FC.

The teams are also preparing to take part in the All Res Council  sports day on Saturday, August 17.

FEATURED IMAGE: BC United could not stop their losing streak after being defeated 3 -1 by Esselen FC. Photo: Molebogeng Mokoka.