Sad day for our football
ThE football fraternity has suffered yet another blow following last Sunday’s horrific injury to national team and Lioli striker Tšepo Lekhooana.
The prolific hitman broke his leg during his side’s thrilling league match against archrivals Matlama at Setsoto Stadium, which ended 1-1.
Lekhooana collided with Matlama goalkeeper, Makhetha Thakeli, in the dying minutes of the match, and we are told he would be out for a long time.
There is no doubt Lekhooana’s eight goals this season have helped Lioli claim pole position on the 14-team premier league table with six matches to go, and Tse Nala could pay dearly for his absence, as second-placed Bantu are just seven points behind.
Since joining the Teyateyaneng-based outfit from South African First Division side Maluti FET College in 2013/14, the striker had finally found his groove this term, after struggling a bit in his debut season.
Last Sunday, the lanky striker was at the top of his game, and it was such a pity to see him being taken to hospital writhing in pain following the accidental clash with Thakeli.
The fact that Lekhooana had scored three goals in Lioli’s last three matches against Likila United, Qoaling highlanders and LMPS before the Matlama tie was testimony of his form, and like i said, his value to the 2012/13 league champions could not be overstated.
Yet Lioli are not the only losers in the player’s injury as Lekhooana was also a member of the national team, Likuena. There is no doubt Likuena coach, Seephephe Matete, is having a headache following the talented player’s injury as the striker was surely going to be part of the national team, which has such a hectic schedule this year.