Lioli stumble as Bantu close in

 

Mikia Kalati

Reigning Vodacom Premier League champions, Bantu, closed in on pacesetters Lioli last weekend.

The Mafeteng-based giants took advantage of Lioli’s failure to beat Sundawana in Butha-Buthe on Saturday to reduce the gap between them to five points.

The goalless draw meant Tse Nala could only add one point to their 34 points, while Bantu were 2-0 winners at Setsoto Stadium against Kick4Life, also on Saturday.

Tlali Maile and Litšepe Marabe were on target in the second half for A Matšo Matebele—much to the excitement of the Bantu supporters.

Maile netted the first goal from the penalty spot, while Marabe scored the second to increase his tally to 11 this season.

Meanwhile, third-placed Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) beat Nyenye Rovers 1-0 away in St Monica’s on Saturday to also remain in the race for the title.

Mokoenyane Moahloli swept in the only goal of the match, which handed the army side all the three points on offer. The win ensured LDF remained tied on 30 points with Bantu, with the two teams only separated by goal difference.

Matlama are also very much part of the race, as they are in position five, having beaten Mphatlalatsane 2-1 at the LCS Ground, also last Saturday.

Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) also collected maximum points last weekend following a 1-0 win over police outfit, LMPS at Police Training College Ground, courtesy of veteran defender, Moitheri Ntobo. LCS occupy fourth position on the 14-team Premiership table with 27 points, with 12 matches to go before the season comes to a close.

The match between Likhopo and Likila United, which was played in in Butha-Buthe, also failed to produce any goals.

 

 

Team P W D L GF GA GD Points Pts

 

Lioli 14 11 2 1 24 3 21 35
Bantu 14 9 3 2 27 8 19 30
LDF 14 9 3 2 18 12 6 30
LCS 14 8 3 3 15 8 5 27
Matlama 14 7 5 2 16 7 9 26
Likila United
14 5 5 4 16 13 3 20
Linare 14 6 0 8 10 12 -2 18
Sandawana 14 4 4 6 14 20 -6 16
Kick4life 14 4 3 7 16 18 -2 15
Likhopo 14 4 3 7 16 18 -2 15
Nyenye Rovers 14 3 3 8 8 20 -12 12
Mphatlalatsane 14 3 2 9 9 23 -14 11
LMPS 14 2 3 9 9 19 -10 9
Q-Highlanders 14 1 5 8 11 28 -17 8

 

 

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