Se­fotha-fotha frus­trate Li­oli

Sunday Express - - Sport -

folo, Te­boho Lekhooa, Obak­eng Modirwa and Bafo­keng Mos­ala in the start­ing lineup yes­ter­day.

Se­fotha-fotha broke the dead­lock a minute into the match through an un­marked Mo­hau Moth­ibeli who latched on to a pass from Tšeliso Bot­sane in­side the penalty area and wasted no time in slot­ting past Li­oli goal­keeper, Se­baka Maseko.

Li­oli’s first at­tempt at goal came on 16 min­utes through Te­boho whose shot in­side the penalty arch was eas­ily dealt with by Se­fotha-Fotha goal min­der, Se­qao Maeeane.

The rook­ies showed Li­oli no re­spect at all with un­der-20 in­ter­na­tional, Bot­sane, a con­stant threat ev­ery time he was in pos­ses­sion.

How­ever, Li­oli lev­eled mat­ters on the 27 min­utes through, Tšoanelo Koe­tle, who net­ted from the spot kick after Reeke­lit­soe Mphoso han­dled in the box.

Af­fec­tion­ately known as Se­hene-hene, the youth­ful Se­fotha-fotha came close to re­claim­ing the lead five min­utes be­fore the half time break but Moalosi Makhetha’s shot was cleared off the line for cor­ner.

Li­oli made a half time change bring­ing in Lekhooana and Khut­lang for Modirwa and Te­boho.

The changes lifted Li­oli es­pe­cially with Khut­lang who al­ways looked dan­ger­ous in pos­ses­sion.

Se­fotha-fotha did not sit back and Li­oli were caught on counter on 52 min­utes the long ball was passed to Bot­sane who was too hot to han­dle for Kopano Tseka.

Bot­sane shielded the ball from Tseka who fouled him and con­ceded a set-piece from just out­side the 18-yard box.

Thato Tšoene’s well-struck shot was how­ever, pushed out for a cor­ner by Maseko to keep his team in the game.

Three min­utes later, Li­oli missed a golden op­por­tu­nity to grab the lead with Koe­tle miss­ing the tar­get from the spot kick after Mphoso again han­dled the ball in­side the penalty area.

Se­fotha-fotha made their first sub­sti­tute on 75 min­utes with Le­tuka Mosehlenyane com­ing in for Mot­lalepula Nqaba while Li­oli also in­tro­duced Tankiso Tabi for the wasted Mos­ala.

Maeane pro­duced an ex­cep­tional save to deny Lekhanya eight min­utes from time.

In post-match in­ter­view Se­fotha-fotha coach, Ti­isetso Mo­lete, wel­comed the re­sult, say­ing it would mo­ti­vate his charges go­ing for­ward.

“Li­oli are a big team and I am happy with the re­sult,” Mo­lete said, adding, “this will be a moral boost for my charges go­ing for­ward”.

The Li­oli coach could not be reached for a com­ment.

Else­where, LDF con­tin­ued with their im­pres­sive run as they reg­is­tered a 2-0 win away to Linare at Ma­put­soe DIFA Sta­dium. Kick­4Life re­turned to win­ning ways by beat­ing Liphakoe 2-1 at Ratjo­mose Ground.

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