Mat­lama rev­els in first win of the sea­son

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

MAT­LAMA reg­is­tered their first vic­tory of the new sea­son with a 2-0 win over Kick­4Life a week af­ter be­ing held in a goal­less draw by premier­ship re­turn­ers Rovers last week­end.

Jane Tha­ban­tšo and Tankiso Makhutla scored the two goals to hand new coach Moses Maliehe his first league win since tak­ing over the reins at the coun­try’s most suc­cess­ful team.

The vic­tory lifts Mat­lama to four points from their open­ing two matches.

Mean­while, a match be­tween high-fly­ing Likhopo and LMPS failed to pro­duce the goods, end­ing in a goal­less draw at LCS Ground on Sun­day.

LMPS started the cam­paign with a morale-boost­ing 2-0 win over Bantu last week­end, with Likhopo ham­mer­ing Linare 4-1 in their open­ing match.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Li­oli, main­tained their great start to the new sea­son with a 2-1 win over strug­gling Linare.

Lekhanya Lekhanya scored a brace to take his tally in the two matches to three goals, join­ing Lehlomela Ram­a­bele as the league’s top goal scor­ers.

For Linare, this was their sec­ond suc­ces­sive loss which en­sconces them to the bot­tom of the league ta­ble. Up-the-greens, as Linare are af­fec­tion­ately known, are the only team with­out any points this sea­son.

Bantu were held to a one-all draw, hav­ing come from be­hind through a Litšepe Marabe goal which en­sured the Mafeteng-based out­fit avoided de­feat in their two open­ing matches.

A Matšo Mate­bele only have a point from their two matches, and new coach Katiso Mo­jakhomo will be un­der pres­sure from the club’s sup­port­ers to en­sure they re­turn to win­ning ways in the forth­com­ing matches.

Rovers edged Liphakoe 1- 0 in a bat­tle of the newly-pro­moted teams played in Roma on Satur­day.

Thuso Mankoane scored late in the sec­ond half to help the Dy­na­mites col­lect four points from their two open­ing matches.

The match be­tween Mphat­lalat­sane and Lik­ila United was sus­pended af­ter the St Mon­ica’s side failed to pro­duce their play­ers’ play­ing li­censes.

Week­end re­sults

Linare1-2 Li­oli Bantu 1-1 LDF Rovers 1-0 Liphakoe Sun­day Kick­4life 0-2 Mat­lama Sun­dawana 0-0 LCS

Jane Tha­ban­tšo (right front) scored one the two goals to hand new coach Moses Maliehe his first league win. File pic.

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