Marai de­mands con­sis­tency

. . . as high fly­ing LCS date mo­ti­vated Liphakoe

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

LCS coach, Mpitsa Marai has chal­lenged his charges to main­tain con­sis­tency in their pur­suit or­der of log lead­ers Bantu ahead of their en­counter with Liphakoe on Satur­day.

Af­fec­tion­ately known as Mashesh­ena, the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice side have posted back-to-back vic­to­ries since the start of the sec­ond round of the Vo­da­com Premier League this month and the for­mer Le­sotho in­ter­na­tional feels his side has the pedi­gree to chal­lenge for the league ti­tle.

“I am happy with how things have gone since the start of the sec­ond round though you can never be sat­is­fied as a coach,” Marai said, adding, “We have made huge progress and the play­ers have given ev­ery­thing in the two matches they have played so far”.

“They are com­mit­ted and de­ter­mined to go against all odds for the three points in every game.”

Marai praised Cameroo­nian striker To­hayin Mark who scored in both matches, say­ing, “He has re­ally given us shape up­front”.

“He has scored seven goals in eight games and that shows what he has brought into the team.

“The most im­por­tant thing go­ing for­ward is con­sis­tency and we are work­ing to achieve that.”

Mean­while, Liphakoe mid­fielder Mo­hau Ram­mo­neng said the team was brim­ming with con­fi­dence af­ter last Sun­day’s (1-0) big win over Mat­lama.

“The win was a huge morale booster and LCS should ex­pect a tough game be­cause foot­ball is a game of sur­prises,” the mid­fielder said.

“We go into every match with the hope of col­lect­ing max­i­mum points so it will be no dif­fer­ent against LCS.

“What I can tell you is that we are work­ing hard to put smiles on the faces of our sup­port­ers,” he said.

The Likuena mid­fielder also said the ad­di­tion of ex­pe­ri­enced for­ward Lehlomela Ram­a­bele was pay­ing off for the Quthing side.

“He is a very ex­pe­ri­enced player and his ad­di­tion has helped the team a lot be­cause he works hard through­out the game.

“He is a goal scorer and that means we have some­body we can count on for goals which were lack­ing in the first round.

“He also does his part in mo­ti­vat­ing young play­ers,” Ram­mo­neng said.

Log lead­ers Bantu have a trip to Roma where they face Rovers on Satur­day, in a must-win en­counter as sec­ond and third placed Li­oli and Kick­4life are primed to cap­i­talise on any slip-up.

Only a point sep­a­rates the top three teams.

Li­oli are also in ac­tion on Satur­day against LMPS at PTC Ground as are Kick­4Life who take on strug­gling Likhopo.

Vo­da­com Premier League fix­tures: Satur­day Rovers v Bantu LCS v Liphakoe LMPS v Li­oli Likhopo v Kick­4life

Sun­day San­dawana v LDF Mat­lama v BB War­riors Sky Bat­tal­ion v Linare

LCS striker Ta­hayim Mark (left) pushes the ball as Linare de­fender Moshe Mokhatholane gives chase dur­ing a premier league match played last Satur­day at LCS Ground.

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