After a lengthy league campaign, and following a 1-0 win at Obed Itani Chiulume Stadium this afternoon, Matjimenyenga Boys crowned Debswana First Division North League champions after securing a victory over Motlakase Power Dynamos FC on matchday 21 where they only hunted a point to seal their journey to Botswana premier league.
A Victory against Motlakase Power Dynamos means they extended their lead at the top of the table to 45 points with 1 match to spare.
Mmegi Monitor Sports explained that TAFIC chairman, Tumelo Toteng has made assurances that the club will not suffer any financial challenges in the Premier League and as such it will be more stable than before.
When addressing a media scrum after TAFIC’s Debswana First Division North (FDN) encounter against Motlakase Power Dynamos played at Obed Itani Chilume Stadium. TAFIC won the match by a solitary goal to earn promotion to the Premier League with a match to spare.TAFIC have attained an unassailable lead of 45 points. TAFIC talisman, Modise Modipe, returned to the team after a lengthy spell on the sidelines to score the decisive goal. He is also the top goal scorer in the FDN with 11 goals.
TAFIC ARE owned by Petrohyper (PH), an oil and gas products firm. PH, who are owned by media shy Ndinabo Setaelo, acquired a 90% stake in the club late last year. Setaelo has been praised for bringing stability at the club. Supporters will not see TAFIC alternating between the FDN and Premier League.
We will be very stable,” a confident Toteng said. He added: “This is the start of great things.
Tati African Football Independent Club also known as TAFIC for short, is a football club based in Francistown, Botswana. The team was relegated from the Botswana Premier League to the First Division North in 2014. Nicknamed Matjimenyenga, after a stream, which runs behind the low-income locations of Maipaafela and Kgaphamadi. The club motto: “Undipe ndi kupe”. The club was founded as in 1959 as a break away from the then popular TAFA football club. Information has it that the founders of TAFIC, which was initially known as Sharp Shooters in its formative years, were based at Kgaphamadi.
They gained promotion back to the elite league as champions in the 2016/17 season but were subsequently relegated the very next season. They are currently playing in the Botswana Premier League.Early this year Tafic Fc was has found an investor who own 90% and the supporters have 10% the team is owned by a Petrohyper a oil company and Tafic next season while playing in elite league along its rivals Eleven angels which are doing well currently in the league.
Botswana FA Challenge Cup 2002
Debswana First Division North League (FDN) 2016/17
Performance in CAF competitions
1993 – Preliminary Round
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