Dream start for Ma­jan­tja

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

MA­JAN­TJA got off to a dream start in their re­turn to top flight football with a 1-0 win over Linare at DIFA Ground in Mo­hale’s Hoek on Sun­day.

Joseph Phike scored the only goal to hand new coach, Mot­latsi Shale, a win­ning de­but against his for­mer em­ploy­ers.

Else­where on Sun­day, for­mer cham­pi­ons Li­oli also got off to a good start beat­ing San­dawana 2-0.

Tšepo Lekhooa opened the scor­ing and Tšoanelo Koe­tle killed the game as a con­test from the penalty spot in the sec­ond half.

LCS missed a penalty as they played out a goal­less draw with LMPS at LCS Ground.

LMPS goal­keeper, Akhente Pule, saved an ef­fort by LCS mid­fielder, Khethisa Masenyetsa.

In an­other game on Sun­day, Koe­tle Mohloai scored the only goal to hand LDF max­i­mum points against Likhopo.

On Satur­day, new boys Se­fotha-fotha re­ceived a bap­tism of fire from cham­pi­ons, Bantu who thrashed them 4-0 at Ma­put­soe DIFA Ground.

New sign­ing, Tsi­etsi Motšeare, made an im­me­di­ate im­pact scor­ing the first goal for A Matšo Mate­bele which was also the first goal of the 2017/18 sea­son.

Lin­dokuhle Pun­gulwa and an­other debu­tant, Le­ho­honolo Fothoane, as well as Moloisane Ra­masi­mong also weighed in with the other goals as Bantu sent a clear state­ment about their in­ten­tions to de­fend their ti­tle.

The coun­try most suc­cess­ful side, Mat­lama, were brought crash­ing down to earth by Liphakoe who nar­rowly beat them 0-1 on Satur­day.

Tse Put­soa went into the match as favourites af­ter bring­ing a num­ber of qual­ity play­ers into their squad, but most of them were not avail­able as their pa­per­work was yet to be com­pleted.

Rele­bo­hile Moloinyane struck Liphakoe.

The match be­tween Kick­4life and Sky Bat­tal­ion did not take place on Sun­day be­cause the lat­ter failed to pro­duce the li­cences that al­low their play­ers to com­pete in the league.

Sky Bat­tal­ion is now un­der new man­age­ment hav­ing sold its sta­tus to the Na­tional Univer­sity side, Rovers. They are likely to be docked points for their fail­ure to com­plete the reg­is­tra­tion process be­fore the start of the new cam­paign. late for

MA­JAN­TJA player Seana Mat­lapeng (left) is marked by a Limkok­wing player in this file pic.

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