Bantu sack Mo­jakhomo

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

BANTU have fired head-coach Katiso Mo­jakhomo less than three months into his three­year con­tract.

The 2013/14 premier league cham­pi­ons have had an in­dif­fer­ent start to the sea­son, lead­ing to Mo­jakhomo’s dis­missal on Mon­day this week.

A Matšo Mate­bele are sixth on the 14-team premier league ta­ble fol­low­ing two wins, two draws and one loss.

Mo­jakhomo took over from Mot­latsi Shale at the start of the 2015/16 sea­son af­ter Bantu de­cided not to re­tain their league-win­ning coach.

Ac­cord­ing to the club’s public re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Mot­latsi Mo­fo­keng, the club had de­cided to part ways with Mo­jakhomo due to lack of re­sults.

Mo­fo­keng told the

Le­sotho Times

on Tues- day: “We have parted ways with Ntate Mo­jakhomo due to the team’s poor per­for­mance es­pe­cially the goal­less draw against Liphakoe at the week­end.

“The man­age­ment had to take such a dras­tic mea­sure be­cause Bantu is a big brand with a huge fol­low­ing and the poor re­sults were not ac­cept­able to all the club’s stake­hold­ers.”

Mo­fo­keng said tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor and team man­ager, Caswell Moru and Mos­ito Matela re­spec­tively, would be in charge un­til a new coach has been ap­pointed.

“Bantu is all about re­sults and the team must per­form week-in-and-week-out. Un­for­tu­nately, this was not hap­pen­ing un­der Ntate Mo­jakhomo and worst of all, the team was so poor against Liphakoe on Sun­day. We did not event take a sin­gle shot at goal and at that point, we all felt some­thing had to be done as the team had reached its low­est point,” said Mo­fo­keng.

“Man­age­ment held nu­mer­ous meet­ings be­fore the de­ci­sion to let the coach go was made; there were con­cerns about the way the team was play­ing. The club had lost its iden­tity and like I said, our play was very poor.”

Con­tacted for com­ment, Mo­jakhomo con- firmed his de­par­ture from Bantu but would not go into de­tails.

“All I can tell you is I have parted ways with Bantu and it’s all in the past now,” Mo­jakhomo said.

“There is noth­ing more to say; now I’m fo­cus­ing on the fu­ture.”

Mo­jakhomo joined Bantu from LCS where he had been head-coach for one-and-a-half sea­sons.

He also had a short stint with Li­oli in the 2011/12 sea­son be­fore re­turn­ing to LCS where he started his coach­ing ca­reer as an as­sis­tant.

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