THE Women’s Super League second round gets underway this weekend with double headers at Maputsoe DIFA Ground and Machabeng Ground respectively.
Defending champions LDF finished the first round on top of the table having gone unbeaten and collecting a massive 21 points from seven games while Kick4Life are second on 18 points.
The Women’s Super League chairperson Chris Bullock told this publication that the league is progressing well though the race looks to be between the trio of LDF, Kick4Life and FC Stoko.
“It’s running smoothly, which is good and obviously we have three teams who are dominating and at the top,” Bullock said.
“It’s the same three who really have been generally dominating in the last three years.”
However, despite the dominance of LDF and Kick4Life, Bullock said the other teams have improved their quality on the field of play and he expects a competitive second round all the way to the end.
“Some of the smaller teams have improved steadily but again we have three teams which seem to be above and are performing better than others.
“The good thing I have seen is that some of the teams are using young players which is a sign of continuity and growth in the long term.
“We are happy to see that especially considering that one of the teams which is using young players, Stoko, is performing very well.
“So, even though at the moment it’s the same teams dominating, there are good young players coming through in most of the teams and it’s good for the future,” he said.
Bullock also praised the coaching course that was held by the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) late last year to equip women football coaches with new skills.
“I think it was really important to have that course because all of our Women’s Super League coaches were invited.
“We are still at a developmental stage of our coaches because women’s football is not at the same level as men’s but since we hope to develop our players, it’s also important to develop the coaches.
“It was an important course and I hope it’s something that our coaches can build on. I also hope they will implement their learnings on a weekly basis with their respective team,” Bullock said.
Women’s Super League fixture
Maputsoe DIFA Ground
Kick4Life v Sky Battalion
Mafeteng Sistas v FC Stoko
Rovers v LDF
Basetsana v Berea Ladies