Gaborone crowned in Botswana

Gaborone United are back on top in Botswana, ending a drought of almost two decades in taking the premier league title. It is the first championship success for one of the country's oldest clubs since 1990 and came after a dramatic finale to the season where they beat Mochudi Centre Chiefs 1-0.

Gaborone United, popularly known to their fans as GU, went head-to-head with the defending champions on the last day of the season.

GU needed just one point to ensure they took the championship away from Chiefs, but, had they lost, would have allowed Chiefs to retain their title on goal difference.

Wellington Maposa scored the game's only goal eight minutes before half-time to secure the victory, beating his namesake Noah Maposa at the end of a free-kick.

Chiefs could have launched a comeback in the second half, but squandered a penalty with Raphael Nthwaane saving from Botswana international Moemedi Moatlhaping.

The result was sweet revenge for United coach Mike Sithole, who last season was at Centre Chiefs, but had been fired before the club went on to take the title.