Lesotho Times
Coach Bob Mafoso

We are not in crisis: Mafoso

Mikia Kalati

KICK4LIFE coach Bob Mafoso says his side is not in crisis despite enduring three consecutive defeats including a 4-0 hammering at the hands of LCS a fortnight ago.

Mafoso took over the reins at the New Europa based outfit during the off-season replacing Leslie Notši, who left the club to become the new Lesotho Football Association technical director.

On appointment, he hit the ground running and beat Lioli in the opening match and went on a three-match unbeaten run before a slump in form.

“I think the challenge has been that big games are very easy to plan for and secondly they are also a motivation by themselves to the players,” Mafoso said.

“But there is also a risk that winning such games can also bring complacency among the players.

“There was also a game against LCS-another of the big teams-which I feel we did not deserve to lose; let alone by such a huge margin (4-0). It may have also played a part on the confidence of our players.”

Mafoso said he feels that despite run of poor results, his charges have not been entirely poor and maintains that they should have scored some points against Masheshena and Linare (1-0).

“I do not think we deserved a 4-0 loss. We could have come up with at least a point against Linare at the weekend.”

“However, every team goes through a rough patch at one point in the season and our hope the hard work we are putting in to get out of this rough patch will also pay off.

“I do not think we are in crisis. Yes, the results have not been coming our way but we are hard at work to overcome this difficult period,” he said.

Mafoso admitted that his side has been poor in the final third in most of their matches and said it is one of the areas that they need to improve to return to winning ways.

“We miss a lot of chances and we have not been a high scoring team and in the end, it has cost us games but we are working to get the results and getting it right in front the goal,” Mafoso said.

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