Sonopo brace takes Li­oli to the sum­mit

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

Li­oli… (0) 2 LCS…0

A sec­ond half brace by Mon­toeli sonopo handed Li­oli a 2-0 win over Lcs in a pul­sat­ing Vodacom Premier League match played at Bam­batha Tšita sports Arena yes­ter­day.

The speedy at­tack­ing mid­fielder broke the dead­lock in the 80th minute with a beau­ti­fully curled strike that beat Lcs sub­sti­tute goal­keeper, sam Ket­sek­ile, who had just re­placed the in­jured daniel Jouse.

sonopo bagged his sec­ond of the day a few min­utes later from the penalty spot to hand his team max­i­mum points which moved them to the top of the 14-team Vodacom Premier League ta­ble.

Tse nala had looked the bet­ter side from the open­ing min­utes of the match and were pre­sented with a chance to score an early goal after Tšepo George han­dled the ball in the penalty box, with ref­eree Mo­hau sen­tšo rightly point­ing to the spot.

Tšepo se­tu­ru­mane, cap­tain­ing Li­oli on the day, stepped-up to the chal­lenge, but his spot-kick was saved by the bril­liant Jouse, who had made cru­cial saves to keep Mashesh­ena in the game.

Be­fore the match, Li­oli were in third po­si­tion on 22 points, but yes­ter­day’s win saw them leapfrog both sec­ond-placed LdF and Bantu, who were on 24 points.

The Tey­ateya­neng-based out­fit now lead the league ta­ble with 25 points head­ing to the week­end’s matches.

Li­oli util­ity player, Jerry Kamele, who was forced out of the match due to in­jury, said his club de­served the three points.

“The in­jury looks bad, but I will see what the doc­tors have to say after the scan. oth­er­wise we are happy with the three points be­cause our aim is to win the league ti­tle,” said the na­tional team play­maker.

Li­oLi striker Tšepo Lekhooana con­trols the ball dur­ing yes­ter­day’s League match against LCS at Bam­batha Sports yes­ter­day.

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