Highs and lows of Majantja in premier soccer league

MASERU — Mafeteng-based Majantja have become well known for the team’s colourful supporters over the years.

On a good day, their ferocious drum-beating supporters can easily win them a game.

But that is not to say the team is entirely bad or weak.

Majantja are also well-known for their on and off relationship with the premier league; playing amongst the country’s elite clubs this season, and joining the first division the next.

After bringing many happy hours to the soccer-mad people of Mafeteng for years, Majantja once again find themselves swimming in the murky waters of relegation.

They were only promoted into the elite league this season.

It’s a familiar position.

Majantja communications and marketing officer, David Pata, yesterday told the Lesotho Times there is still hope.

“We still have some hope that a miracle will happen within the next remaining games,” Pata.

“You are never sure with football because anything can happen any time, don’t be surprised if we are not relegated by the end of the season,” he said.

Pata however said the main contributing factor to Majantja’s poor performance was lack of funding.

“Lack of funding is negatively affecting us as we are struggling to get quality players who can help Majantja perform well.”

Pata admitted that Majantja were now well-known of their inconsistency in the premier league.

“We are now used and known in local football that we are always in and out of the premier league,” he said.

“We’ve sat down with the coaches and they are always promising that things will improve but we are moving from bad to worse,” he said.

Majantja are anchored at the bottom of the Vodacom Premier League log with eight points.

They have played 13 games, won one, drew five and lost seven.

If their losing streak continues they might as well find themselves back on the familiar route back to the A Division.

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