Kick4life edge Likhopo
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.