Old foes meet in Top8 semis

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

league suc­cess com­ing in 2004/5.

On the other hand, Li­oli and Bantu have dom­i­nated lo­cal footoot­ball over the past five years but ac­cord­ing to LCS and LDF coaches hes Mpitsa Marai and Motheo Mo­hapi,api, it is time this dom­i­nance came to an end.

Ac­cord­ing to Mo­hapi, LDF provedved them­selves by beat­ing pow­er­house­use Mat­lama, and face Li­oli full of conon­fi­dence.

“We fought hard to reach the semi­fi­nals and I’m very proud of my team be­cause we played a very ery tough op­po­nent, Mat­lama, in the quar­ter­fi­nal,” Mo­hapi said.

“What i can tell you is that we are not afraid of Li­oli and we will give them a good run as we fight for a fi­nal berth.

“This is a good chance for us to win some­thing this sea­son and i be­lieve we have the qual­ity to do it.”.”

On the other hand, Marai said he was happy to lead LCS to the semis.mis.

“it has not been easy to get t here as we played against de­ter­mined op­po­nents, Likhopo, in the quar­ter­fi­nals, but we willl con­tinue to work hard to do evenn bet­ter,” Marai said.

“We look for­ward to the semi­fi­nal against Bantu which will also be a very tough match.

“i have a good idea of what to ex­pect from Bantu and we will have to do our home­work prop­erly to be ready for the chal­lenge.”

Win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion bankrolled by in­sur­ance com­pany LNIG walk away with M100 000, with the sec­ond­placed team pock­et­ing M80 000. The third-placed side is set to go home M60 000 richer, and fourth­placed side re­ceiv­ing M40 000. The four quar­ter­fi­nal losers would each take home M30 000.

LDF coach Motheo Mo­hapi.

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