NB: after the 2001/02 season, an alternative FA (called Botswana Soccer Association, BOSA) was formed, including Centre Chiefs, Notwane, Township Rollers, Gaborone United, Mokgosi, Black Peril, Gabane Santos, Miscellaneous, Orapa Bucs, Boteti Young Fighters and Rhinos; Tafic joined later, possibly others followed. This new FA was not recognised by FIFA (in contrast to the 'old' BFA). The 2002/03 championship was supposed to start Sep 8, but was postponed. In November, Extension Gunners joined the BOSA as well. In February 2003, BOSA and BFA found an agreement, with the new season to start on Feb 22/23. Mini-League 2003 NB: played as single round robin (all teams play each other once) Round 1 [Feb 22-26] BMC 2-0 Gunners Fighters 4-0 Notwane Satmos 4-3 TASC Comets n/p BDF [Comets dns] Round 2 [possibly postponed] Gunners - Prisons Police - Comets Tafic - BDF [Mar 14] TASC - BMC Notwane - Tafic Satmos bt Chiefs [Mar 15] Gunners - Police [Mar 19] Chiefs - Notwane Round 4 Fighters bt TASC Police bt Satmos Tafic lost 2-3 BDF ppd Notwane Fighters and Police lead with 10 points from 4 matches Round 5? [Apr 5,6] Fighters - Comets Tafic 2-3 Chiefs BMC - Satmos Police - Prisons Gunners - BDF [Apr 11] Gunners - Fighters Satmos - Prisons Police - BMC Chiefs n/p TASC [stadium booked for rugby match] [Apr 12] Tafic - BDF [Apr ?] Notwane - Police Chiefs 2-0 Gunners [Apr 20,21] BMC - Notwane TASC - Prisons Satmos - Tafic Comets - Chiefs Leaders: Police Chiefs 4 7 pts. [Apr 26,27] Police 0-1 Chiefs Tafic 3-1 Gunners Satmos - Comets BMC - Prisons BDF - TASC Leading: Fighters and Police XI ("neck to neck") [May 3,4] Fighters 2-0 BMC BDF - Satmos Tafic - TASC Notwane 0-3 Comets Table: 1.Centre Chiefs 8 19 . 5.BDF XI 6 11 [May 10,11] BMC - Comets Satmos - Notwane TASC - Gunners Fighters - Tafic Chiefs - BDF [Jun 2?] BDF 2-0 Comets [Jul 1] Notwane - BDF Chiefs - Fighters Top Final Table (after single round robin): 1.Police 25 pts 2.Mogoditshane Fighters 24 pts NB: as Police only gained 25 points after winning a protest against Centre Chiefs, a replay between the top-2 teams is staged, as the rules say that a team winning points by protest can only win the league outright if they are at least 4 points clear of the runners-up Championship Playoff [Aug 6] Fighters 2-1 Police Super League will have 16 teams in 2004; both groups (North and South) of First Division will have 12 each; third level will consist of 14 regional leagues. Coca-Cola Cup 2003 64 participants Preliminaries [Jun 21,22] Rolling Stars 1-1 Teletswana [3-5 pen] Kopang Classic lt Kanye Swallows [date?] Gantsi Terrors lt Guff Gantsi [possibly awd to Terrors because Guff used an ineglible player] NB: 12 top level teams and leaders of two First Division leagues only enter in round 2 Round 1 Debswana Young Stars 1-0 Kanye Swallows Round 3 [Jul 19,20] Boteti Young Fighters lt Centre Chiefs Motlakase 1-0 Prisons Red Lions 1-2 Jwaneng Comets [asdet] Tlokweng U. 0-1 Mogoditshane Fighters Malaria Bugs 0-1 Gaborone U. Debswana Young Stars 0-4 Notwane Cosmos Blizzards 1-2 Ecco City [asdet] Blue Diamonds 2-0 Satmos Stonebreakers lt BMC Round 4 [Aug 2,3] Gaborone United 0-1 Tafic BMC 0-1 Comets Mogoditshane Fighters 2-0 Notwane Nico lt Police TASC 2-2 Rollers [2-4 pen] Ecco City drw Gunners [6-5 pen] Blue Diamonds lt BDF Motlakase lt Centre Chiefs Quarterfinals [Aug 9] Rollers drw Comets [5-2 pen] Tafic drw Centre Chiefs [4-2 pen] [Aug 10] Fighters drw Police [8-7 pen] [Aug 13?] Ecco City 2-1 BDF Semifinals [Aug 16] Mogoditshane Fighters 2-0 Ecco City Township Rollers 3-0 Tafic [also reported 3-1] Third Place Playoff [Aug 17?] Ecco City 1-1 Tafic [5-4 pen] Final [Aug 30, National Stadium] Mogoditshane Fighters 1-0 Township Rollers [Mompati Banda 52] NB: Tafic are also known as Matjimenyenga Independence Cup [Start Aug 16] 1/8 Finals Group A Police XI - Satmos Extension Gunners lt BMC Group B Mogoditshane Fighters 0-2 Notwane Tafic lt Prisons XI Group C BDF XI bt Nico United Jwaneng Comets lt TASC Group D Wonder Sporting 1-3 Township Rollers Mochudi Centre Chiefs - Boteti Young Fighters Quarterfinals [Sep 6,7] between winners 1/8 finals within the same group Group A BMC bt Satmos or Police Group B Notwane 3-2 Prisons [asdet] Group C TASC bt BDF XI Group D Township Rollers bt Chiefs (or Young Fighters?) Semifinals [Sep 13,14] BMC 4-2 TASC Notwane 2-1 Township Rollers [asdet] Final [Sep 30] BMC 0-2 Notwane Orange Kabelano Charity Cup (6th edition) (one-day event) Participants: Gaborone United, Notwane, Centre Chiefs, Township Rollers Winners: Gaborone United
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