First di­vi­sion league roars into life

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

FIRST di­vi­sion foot­ball action gets un­der­way this week­end with dou­ble head­ers in both South­ern and North­ern streams on Satur­day and Sun­day re­spec­tively.

On Satur­day, Man­gau will take to the field against Ma­jan­tja. That match will be fol­lowed by the Manonyane - Swal­lows clash at St Theresa Ground in Roma.

The Manonyane - Swal­lows tie is ex­pected to pro­duce fire­works with the Roma side hav­ing signed a num­ber of for­mer premier league stars in­clud­ing Mpho Matsinyane who was at Mat­lama last sea­son.

In other matches to be played on Satur­day, for­mer premier league side Melele host first di­vi­sion new­com­ers Quthing LMPS in Qacha’s Nek.

An­other for­mer premier league side, Qoal­ing High­landers will host Roma Boys in a match that could also pro­duce fire­works.

Action swings to the North­ern stream on Sun­day at Bam­batha Tšita Sports Arena where Se­fothafotha, who nar­rowly missed out on pro­mo­tion to the premier league on the last day of the pre­vi­ous sea­son will take on Lerotholi Polytech­nic.

Limkok­wing Univer­sity — for­merly Nyenye Rovers — will do bat­tle with Roar­ing Lions at the same venue while Mphat­lat­sane who were rel­e­gated from the premier league last sea­son will be­gin their new cam­paign with an away fix­ture to Maseru Naughty Boys.

In an in­ter­view with the Le­sotho Times this week, A Di­vi­sion Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (ADMACO) public re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Mothusi Let­sie, said they were ready to roll out the new leage in style.

“We de­cided to start our new league cam­paign with dou­ble head­ers in the two streams and be­lieve it will be ex­cit­ing for our fans,” Let­sie said.

“On Satur­day, we will be in Roma at St Theresa ground with a dou­ble header of the south­ern stream and north­ern stream to fol­low suit on Sun­day at Bam­batha Tšita Sports Arena.”

Let­sie, how­ever, be­moaned the lack of spon­sor­ship for the league, say­ing it would be bankrolled by the Le­sotho Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LEFA) as has been the case over the past two sea­sons.

“We are still with­out a spon­sor but re­main hope­ful we will get some­thing along the way. We are also work­ing on the lo­gis­tics for the Splits com­pe­ti­tion which hope­fully, will be the cup com­pe­ti­tion for the A di­vi­sion clubs,” he said. A Di­vi­sion week­end fix­tures

South­ern stream fixxtures: Man­gau v Ma­jan­tja Manonyane v Swal­lows Qoal­ing High­landers v Roma Boys Melele v Quthing LMPS Van Rooyen v Fis­ter

North­ern stream fixxtures: Se­fotha-fotha v Lerotrotholi Polytech­nic LU FC v Roar­ing Lions ns Gal­axy v CCX FC Maseru Naughty Boysys v Mphat­lalat­sane Litha­ba­neng Golden nv v Lik­ila United

ADMACO public re­la­tions of­fi­cer Mothusi Let­sie.

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