A Division promotion battle intensifies
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.