Kick­4life wary of wounded LDF

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

KICK­4LIFE are not go­ing to un­der­rate strug­gling LDF when the two teams clash at Ratjo­mose Ground this week­end.

This is ac­cord­ing to coach Mot­lalepula Ma­joro, who adds the army side re­main a good side de­spite fail­ing to win any of their seven matches of the cur­rent sea­son.

“Our ap­proach will be no dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous matches we have played. The tar­get is to get three points and noth­ing else,” Ma­joro told the Le­sotho Times.

“We will not dis­re­spect them be­cause of their strug­gles so far this sea­son. LDF are a big side with good play­ers and they beat us twice last sea­son so we should never un­der­rate them.”

Ma­joro says he is happy with the way things have turned out for his youth­ful side and is con­fi­dent their top marks­man, Thabiso Brown, will soon re­dis­cover his goal-scor­ing touch. Kick­4life have won two, drawn three and lost two of their matches since the 2015/16 pre­mier league sea­son got un­der­way in Au­gust and are 6th on the 14-team log with nine points — seven be­hind pace­set­ters Li­oli.

“I’m very happy with the per­for­mance of the team so far, al­though we are still to play to the best of our abil­ity. We are a young team and I be­lieve the boys will be at their peak two or three years from now.

“My only worry is that our key striker, Tabiso Brown, has been strug­gling for goals. He has only scored once in seven games. I be­lieve once he re­dis­cov­ers his goal-scor­ing touch, our per­for­mance is go­ing to im­prove.”

Mean­while, Linare will also be in ac­tion on Satur­day and take on Liphakoe at home.

Tse Tala are mourn­ing two of their play­ers, Lebo­hang Mata­mane and Libe Maphothomane, who both passed away last week.

Linare pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Re­filoe Makhobot­loane, said his team would hon­our the match de­spite the play­ers’ strug­gle to come to terms with the pass­ing away of their two team­mates.

“It’s a sad sit­u­a­tion as the other player also passed away at the week­end to make it two deaths at the club fol­low­ing Mata­mane’s pass­ing away last week­end,” Makhobot­loane said.

“We are try­ing to of­fer the play­ers all the help we can to make sure they deal with the pain and also fo­cus on the job at hand, al­though it’s been a dif­fi­cult time for ev­ery­one here at the club.”

In an­other league match, im­pres­sive Rovers can go top of the ta­ble with a win over Lik­ila United on Sun­day. The match takes place at Mach­abeng Ground in Roma.

Rovers and Likhopo are jointly third on the premier­ship ta­ble on 14 points and trail loglead­ers Li­oli by two points.

Li­oli and Likhopo are not play­ing this week­end be­cause they have more than two play­ers each in the na­tional team that faces Zim­babwe on Sun­day in Bulawayo.

LDF’S Mo­foa Foa Lephoto lunges to­wards a loose ball as Kick­4life mid­fielder Tšeliso Ra­mafikeng gives chase.

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