A Divi­sion pro­mo­tion bat­tle in­ten­si­fies

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

THE race for pro­mo­tion has in­ten­si­fied in the two-stream a Divi­sion.

Se­fothafotha lead the North­ern Stream with 28 points but Nyenye Rovers and Butha-buthe War­riors are breath­ing down their necks in se­cond and third po­si­tion re­spec­tively, with both at 24 points.

Se­fothafotha and Rovers have both played 14 matches while War­riors are one match be­hind.

In the South­ern Stream, Sky Bat­tal­ion top the ta­ble with 33 points, while Van Rooyen are se­cond and Monyane are in third spot on the ta­ble.

a Divi­sion Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (ADMACO) Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Mothusi Let­sie, says the pro­mo­tion and rel­e­ga­tion bat­tles have reached their peak.

“We are happy with how things have gone.

“We have four teams from each of the streams with a chance of win­ning the two au­to­matic pro­mo­tion tick­ets from the two streams. The rel­e­ga­tion is equally fierce so the league is very com­pet­i­tive and will go down to the wire as the teams now have four teams to play each,” he said.

How­ever, Let­sie ex­pressed con­cern at the vi­o­lence tak­ing place dur­ing some of their matches.

“our league has been brought into dis­re­pute by the con­tin­u­ing as­sault of ref­er­ees and their as­sis­tants which is very bad for the im­age of foot­ball,” said Let­sie.

“there were some in­ci­dents which took place in the first round of the sea­son and we thought the vi­o­lence was go­ing to stop. But we now have other cases where the ref­eree was as­saulted in a re­cent Roma derby be­tween Roma Boys and Manonyane.

“We also have a case where a ref­eree was at­tacked by CCX sup­port­ers in their match against Mo­holisa Stars, but have since come very hard on all th­ese teams. They were fined and docked points at the same time.”

With the a Divi­sion still with­out spon­sor­ship, Let­sie said he was un­sure if the le­sotho Foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion (lefa) will be pay­ing teams prize monies once again.

the le­sotho times could also not im­me­di­ately get a com­ment from lefa on the is­sue.

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