MASERU – LCS beat South African Premier League outfit Free State Stars 3-1 in a friendly game on Saturday.
The match was played at Goble Park in Bethlehem and was part of Masheshena’s preparations for their upcoming Buddie Premiership campaign.
Likhopo were beaten 4-1 by Stars in the reverse time.
Speaking to the Lesotho Times this week LCS’s public relations officer Moseme Moseme said he was satisfied with the result.
“We are at a good stage in terms of our preparations for the new season,” Moseme said on Monday. “Free State fielded their strongest team.”
LCS’s opening goal was scored by Thabane Rankara before an own goal by Stars’ Ghanaian defender Jonathan Mensah and a Lawrence Molengoane strike saw Masheshena take a 3-0 lead. A late Paseka Moroanyane own-goal made it 3-1
“We not only want to win the league this season, but we want to perform well in the Champions League as well. This performance against a strong side such as Free State Stars gives us confidence,” Moseme said.
LCS’s performance would suggest they, instead of Lioli, may be better equipped for next year’s CAF Champions League, a point that was stressed by Moseme.
“Lioli are a team that plays attractive football but we play as a team. When Bushy (Moletsane) and Sello (‘Muso) are not there, Lioli is not the same team. For us it doesn’t really matter who is playing, we also have experience as a side,” he said.
Meanwhile, LCS have completed the signing of Likuena keeper Sam Ketsekile from Rovers. The player was the subject of a wrangle between Rovers and Swallows.
LCS however missed out on the signing of Matlama defender Nkau Lerotholi.