Ma­soabi rel­ishes golden boot race

Lesotho Times - - Sport - mikia Kalati

KICK4LIFE striker, Nkoto Ma­soabi, says he is con­fi­dent that he will be crowned the Econet Premier League top goal this sea­son de­spite a close chase by Mat­lama’s Mote­bang Sera and Linare’s Retha­bile Selonyane.

The Likuena striker has 11 goals while Selonyane is hard on his heels with 10 goals and his Likuena team­mate, Sera, is third on the list with nine goals.

Ma­soabi told the Le­sotho Times that he has the ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired for him to bag the award de­spite the close con­test.

“I think I have gath­ered enough ex­pe­ri­ence to go all the way,” Ma­soabi said.

“If you re­call in the last two sea­sons, I won back to back top goal scorer awards in the LNIG Top 8 and in 2013 I was the run­ner-up in the league, so I think I will do it.”

The lanky striker said the mo­ti­va­tion for him this sea­son is to im­prove with ev­ery game he plays and be­come a bet­ter player.

He also praised his coach, Les­lie Notši, and said the he has cre­ated a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment at Kick4life.

“I think the mo­ti­va­tion for me to per­form so well and score goals at Kick4life is that as a player, I al­ways go to the train­ing ground to rec­tify my mis­takes from the past games just to im­prove,” Ma­soabi said.

“So, I think I am get­ting back to my best again where I am scor­ing goals reg­u­larly and I am mo­ti­vated to be a bet­ter player with each game.

“In­deed, the coach has helped me a lot and has made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to the way I have been per­form­ing. If you re­mem­ber I was out for six months nurs­ing an in­jury in my first year at the club. It was dif­fi­cult to come­back, but he mo­ti­vated me.”

The Quthing born striker said he was also fo­cused to ce­ment his place in the na­tional team af­ter he toured with the squad that played Botswana and Namibia in the re­cent round of in­ter­na­tional friendlies.

“It is al­ways good to play for your coun­try. It gives me the ex­po­sure to go play in­ter­na­tion­ally. I think it is a good re­ward for me to work hard and I have been a bet­ter player since I joined Kick4life,” Ma­soabi said.

KICK4LIFE striker Nkoto Ma­soabi (right) pushes the ball with Li­oli de­fender Kopano Tseka clos­ing in at LCS Ground - file pic.

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