Kick­4life edge Likhopo

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

First-half goals by Mo­rapeli lesoetsa and ‘Mako Makoanyane helped Kick­4life stun likhopo 2-1 in yes­ter­day’s Vo­da­com Pre­mier league match played at set­soto sta­dium.

the win also guar­an­teed the team a place in next year’s lnig top8 tour­na­ment.

Kick­4life were dealt a huge blow early in the match when star-striker thabiso Brown had to be sub­sti­tuted due to in­jury.

But still they man­aged to over­come the set­back and took the lead in the 25th minute when Mo­rapeli lesoetsa broke the dead­lock from the penalty spot, beat­ing Fusi None af­ter Tšeliso Ra­mafikeng was brought down in the box.

Kick­4life ex­tended their lead 10 min­utes later as Makoanyane who re­placed Brown slot­ted home from close range.

af­ter the half­time break, likhopo re­acted by bring­ing in vet­eran mid­fielder, Tefo “Chigo’ Maipato and the move nearly paid­off im­me­di­ately as he set-up lehlomela ram­a­bele with a good cross. how­ever, Kick­4life goal­keeper selo thet­sane was well po­si­tioned to deal with the header.

the in­tro­duc­tion of Maipato looked to have brought some life into likhopo as the team started to cre­ate more chances.

how­ever, their mo­men­tum was in­ter­rupt- ed as the game was stopped for over 20 min­utes be­cause the sta­dium man­ager not avail­able to op­er­ate the flood­lights.

The game fi­nally con­tin­ued and Likhopo man­aged to get a con­so­la­tion goal in the 85th minute through Mpho Mafa­tle’s header.

in the other match played yes­ter­day, LDF con­sol­i­dated their place among the top 8 teams with a 1-0 win over liphakoe.

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