Lioli, Liphakoe struggles continue


Moorosi Tsiane

LIOLI and Liphakoe continued to struggle to find their first respective wins of the 2019/20 Econet Premier League after they both drew last weekend.

Lioli were held to a goalless draw by Kick4Life in Teyateyaneng on Sunday while Liphakoe was also held were held to a goalless draw by Swallows at LCS Ground last Sunday.

Sunday’s match follows Liphakoe’s 2-1 loss to Kick4Life in their opening fixture.

The Thabo Tšutšulupa coached outfit was among the best performers last season finishing inside the top-eight for the first time since its promotion to the elite league five years ago.

In their first match against Kick4Life, Liphakoe let their one goal lead slip and ended up conceding two goals.

Last Sunday the Mose Ho seaka outfit struggled to get goals against Swallows, a side that conceded six goals against Matlama a fortnight ago. This was however, an improvement for Swallows, which seemed more composed after the thumping by Matlama.

The weekend draw was also unsetting for the Lioli coach Thabile Secker, especially after his side went down 1-0 to LCS in its first match of the season.

While Kick4Life seems to be on the right path under new coach Katiso Mojakhomo having collected four out of a possible six points so far.

In other league matches, on Saturday Sefotha-fotha beat newcomers Lijabatho 1-0 at PTC Ground to register their first win of the season having lost to Bantu in the opener.

Likhopo were at home against debutants Lifofane at LCS Ground in another goalless encounter.

LDF gave away a 2-0 lead and ended up being held 2-2 by Linare at Maputsoe DIFA Ground. LDF’s goals came from Koete Mohloai and Thabang Rabi while Linare striker Junior Maba’s brace secured a point for his side. The draw took Linare to the summit of the league log with four points from two matches.

Kick4Life is second on the log with four points from two matches.

Matches between LMPS and LCS, Bantu and Matlama were postponed to make way for Likuena’s clash with Zimbabwe in the CHAN qualifiers in Harare. LCS, Matlama and Bantu all have more than three players in the national team.

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