LDF hold Li­oli

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

LDF and Li­oli played to a goal­less draw in a Vo­da­com Premier League match played at Ratjo­mose Bar­racks yes­ter­day.

Tse Nala went into the tie top of the league ta­ble and ap­peared des­tined for an early goal with at­tack­ing mid­fielder Tumelo Khut­lang a thorn for the LDF de­fence.

Khut­lang’s ex­ploits early in the match nearly earned LDF de­fender, Tšolo Mokap- ane, a red card as the left-back strug­gled to deal with his pace and trick­ery.

Vet­eran mid­fielder Mot­lalepula Mo­folo was also en­joy­ing him­self and was in the thick of things as Li­oli piled pres­sure on LDF in search of goals.

How­ever, the ex­pe­ri­ence of Molefe Lekoekoe played a mas­sive role for LDF as he was able to slow the pace of the game to help his team get back into the game.

Tse Nala man­aged to come back strongly as the match ap­proached the half­time break and were un­lucky not to break the dead­lock in the 35th minute as a good strike from range by Koe­tle hit the upright.

The match headed to the half­time break goal­less with Li­oli still the bet­ter side.

The se­cond half failed to cre­ate as many clear goal-scor­ing chances and it was not a sur­prise when Li­oli coach Mosholu ‘Shoes’ Mokhothu made changes, bring­ing in two at­tack­ing play­ers, namely Lekhanya Lekhanya for Jerry Kamele and Bafo­keng Mos­ala for Obak­eng Modirwa shortly af- ter.

How­ever, the changes did not work out for Li­oli as their at­tack­ing play­ers con­tin­ued to waste more goal-scor­ing chances.

LDF also made changes, in­tro­duc­ing Mo­rapeli Talasi and tak­ing off Tšeliso Phera.

Mean­while, yes­ter­day’s goal­less draw be­tween the two teams did not change their po­si­tions on the ta­ble as Li­oli re­main top with 34 points while LDF are still in 7th po­si­tion.

LDF de­fender Tšolo Moka­pane (left) evades Li­oli’s Bokang Sello in yes­ter­day’s goal­less Vo­da­com Premier League match played at Ratjo­mose Ground.

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