Sefotha-fotha frustrate Lioli
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.