Premier­ship takes a break

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

The premier league has taken a break to ac­com­mo­date the na­tional team’s back-to-back 2017 Africa Cup of Na­tions (Af­con) qual­i­fiers against Seychelles. Le­sotho play the is­land na­tion on Satur­day away in Vic­to­ria and at Set­soto Sta­dium on Tues­day next week as they bat­tle to save their cam­paign for a place at the fi­nal tour­na­ment in Gabon.likuena are bot­tom of Group J af­ter los­ing all their two qual­i­fiers against Ethiopia and Al­ge­ria but coach Moses Maliehe is not throw­ing in the towel just as yet.

Mean­while, Li­oli last Sun­day re­claimed top spot on the Vo­da­com Premier League ta­ble thanks to a 1-0 win over fel­low ti­tle-con­tenders LCS. The win saw the race for the league cham­pi­onship take yet an­other new turn af­ter Mat­lama had as­sumed the lead­er­ship the pre­vi­ous week­end.with just six matches to go be­fore the sea­son comes to a close, Li­oli now lead the 14-team pack on 45 points, fol­lowed by Mat­lama and LCS on 43 and 41, re­spec­tively.

And with fourth-placed Sun­dawana on 33 points, it ap­pears the premier­ship has be­come a three-horse race. At the other end of the ta­ble, base­ment side Mphat­lalat­sane look set for rel­e­ga­tion af­ter ac­cu­mu­lat­ing a mere 12 points from 20 games. Rovers, Linare and LMPS are also at the wrong end of the log and can­not af­ford to lose any more points if they are to re­tain their topflight spot. Af­ter this short break, premier league ac­tion re­sumes on 2 April.

Next premier league fix­tures April 2: Bantu v LCS, Mphat­lalat­sane v Mat­lama, Sun­dawana v LMPS, Liphakoe v Linare. April 3: Rovers v Lik­ila United, Kick­4life v LDF, Likhopo v Li­oli.

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