Se­cond round starts with a bang

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

the se­cond round of the 2015/16 Vo­da­com Premier League sea­son started with a bang at the week­end with new sign­ings grab­bing all the at­ten­tion for the right rea­sons through out­stand­ing per­for­mances.

The matches also saw a premier league side scor­ing five goals in a game as Liphakoe ham­mered Mphat­lat­sane 5-2 on Satur­day.

The other in­ter­est­ing part of the week­end matches was that there was no draw in all the games played on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Bantu’s new sign­ing, Le­ba­joa Mosehlenyane, who com­pleted his move from Linare to A Matšo Mate­bele last week, won the hearts of his new team’s sup­port­ers af­ter scor­ing a brace in the 4-1 win over Lik­ila United on Sun­day.

What makes it even more spe­cial for Mosehlenyane is that Bantu were in trou­ble at the end of the first round of the sea­son, lead­ing to the sack­ing of coach Mot­latsi Shale while the team also trans- fer-listed some of its un­der­per­form­ing play­ers.

There is no doubt that there was se­ri­ous need for A Matšo Mate­bele to re­fresh their squad as their stan­dards had dropped so badly, and threat­en­ing to bring the name of this great club into dis­re­pute.

How­ever, I think the ad­di­tion of Mosehlenyane could change the for­tunes of the club and re­ju­ve­nate the team.

The at­tack­ing mid­fielder had shown a lot of po­ten­tial as a young player af­ter be­ing part of Les­lie Notši’s Makoanyane XI that qual­i­fied for the 2011 Africa Youth Cham­pi­onship and I think play­ing for a side as big as Bantu is enough mo­ti­va­tion for him to per­form again.

I was also happy to see for­mer Likuena and Bantu play­maker, Mo­siuoa Boseka, back in ac­tion and scor­ing on his de­but for LCS.

The tal­ented left-footed mid­fielder rose from the bench to hand LCS all the three points in the 2-1 win over Linare also on Sun­day.

Boseka had been club-less since he was trans­fer listed by Bantu at the end of last sea­son mainly due to in­dis­ci­pline.

LCS have thrown Boseka a life­line and given him a se­cond chance to get his ca­reer back on track. I hope he will grab that op­por­tu­nity with both hands as he still has a lot to of­fer. I hope the mid­fielder will put his heart and soul in it and do what he know he is ca­pa­ble of.

Fidel ‘Mae­stro’ Ntoya is an­other player who hogged the lime­light for the right rea­sons at the week­end.

The Con­golese mid­fielder re­cently sealed his re­turn to Kick­4life and gave a man-of-the-match per­for­mance as he score a brace in the 2-0 win over Rovers.

For me, this is a sign that this part of the sea­son is go­ing to be very in­ter­est­ing, not just at the top of the ta­ble, but even at the base- ment.

Li­oli re­main solid at the top of the ta­ble and so are se­cond-placed Mat­lama who started the year with a 1-0 win over Sun­dawana.

By the look of things, Mat­lama are se­ri­ous con­tenders for the league ti­tle and it is go­ing to be in­ter­est­ing to see if they can leapfrog Li­oli and take pole po­si­tion.

LDF also looked much re­ju­ve­nated de­spite los­ing to Likhopo on Satur­day.

This is a team that has been known for a bor­ing style of foot­ball, but they were a dif­fer­ent side at the week­end.

Among the new play­ers at the army side, I was re­ally im­pressed by left-back Tsolo Moka­pane, who I think has a very bright fu­ture in the game.

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