K4L. fall to Matlama in Top8

Kick4Life
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3
Matlama
Teele 43
Tsosane 22
Moshelenyane 2 (78, 84)
K4L. fall to Matlama in Top8
Steve Fleming
March 12, 2018

Kick4Life bowed out of the LNIG Top8 competition when they were beaten 3-1 by fellow Maseru citizens, Matlama on Sunday afternoon at LCS grounds.

K4L led 1-nil in the first leg at Maputsoe but conceded three at home. In overall they lost 3-2. The Old Europa side needed just a draw from this match to stay in the hunt and it looked to be real when Likano Teele’s header cancelled out Phafa Tsosane’s early strike.

However, the principality side immediately went back in front through Lebajoa Mosehlenyane’s second half brace. First scoring in the 78th minute before sealing victory for Tse Putsoa with six minutes to play.

Coach Leslie Notsi said they were made to pay for conceding schoolboy mistakes. “It’s a painful loss for us, we committed some schoolboy mistakes but there are some good attributes we can take from this game. Despite those mistakes, my charges still showed character, especially after conceding the first goal, we bounced back and eventually pulled one back,” he said.

Early in the second half, the home side missed couple of chances with Motlalepula Chabeli missing out at goals in the 49th minute, before Bokang Mothoana could force Monaheng Ramalefane into an excellent dive from the freekick in the 53rd minute.

Kick4Life, who finished fourth in this competition last season, will now shift their focus into the Premier League where they are still fighting for the top4 spot. At the moment, they are positioned fourth and visit LMPS next weekend.

Full Time: Kick4Life 1-3 Matlama (Agg 2-3)

Man Of the Match: Bokang Mothoana

Starting XI: Thetsane, Pitso, Thamahane (Kalosane 87’), Masualle, Teele, Mothoana, Ntsenyane (Mokhahlane 76’), Masoabi, Ntoya-Malonga, Chabeli, Mohapi (Kumatse 83’)

Substitutes: Kuenane, Ossala, Ntene, Ramafikeng

Yellow card: Likano Teele

League Table

PWDLFAGDPts
1Bantu 23165243162753
2Lioli23145439182147
3Matlama23126531201142
4LDF2311752819940
5LCS23107628161237
6Kick4Life23106733221136
7LMPS238872322132
8Liphakoe2383122129-827
9Majantja236891925-626
10Linare 2384112133-1225
11Sefothafotha235992233-1124
12Likhopo2345141732-1517
13Sky Battalion230320647-41-3

Fixtures

21/01/2018MajantjaHome
27/01/2018Sky BattalionAway
04/02/2018LikhopoAway
10/02/2018LioliAway
18/02/2018LCSHome
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