Kick4Life beat LMPS 2-0 as Nkoto Masoabi bagged a brace in the Econet Premier League match played at PTC on Sunday afternoon.
LMPS have always been tough opponents to beat and Sunday’s win came highly appreciated as Kick4Life are looking to cement their place in the top4. Leslie Notsi made changes in the starting line-up, Mohau Kuenane making his debut at the goals while Norman Kumatse started ahead of Fidele Ntoya-malonga.
The first goal came in the 14th minute, Masoabi’s header connecting well with Moruti Thamahane’s cross, goalkeeper Pule Agentu well beaten at the far post. Basia Makepe was then booked for a dangerous challenge on Likano Teele in the 16th minute. Then in the 20th minute, Kuenane was also brought down and had to be attended by the medical people.
LMPS were always not going to stop looking to level matters and in the 34th minute, Khabiso Semuli fired at goals but Motalepula Chabeli did well to block his shot. Masoabi then found himself on a space and unleashed over the bar in the 39th minute.
Half Time: LMPS 0-1 Kick4Life
In the second half, LMPS were awarded a set piece just a few steps from the 18yard and Tsepo Seturumane missed slightly in the 48th minute. Seturumane again found himself in a comfortable position to shoot but fired off target in the 59th minute.
The home team was now pressing for an equalizer and Pusetso Ramone was unfortunate to miss a cross in the 64th minute. Kick4Life introduced the fresh legs of Fidele Ntoya-Malonga in place of Norman Kumatse in the 67th minute.
A second substitution of Rasetabele Kalosane was made in the 77th minute, Chabeli came out. As the game was heating up, there was a mix up in the box which saw Makhale striking but his efforts were well dealt with by Monne Pitso who cleared to make it a corner in the 83rd minute.
With five minutes to play, substitute Kalosane produced something special for the visitors as he was able to pick Masoabi who made no mistake but doubled the lead for Kick4Life. The goal sealed victory for the Old Europa side as the match ended 2-0.
Full Time: LMPS 0-2 Kick4Life (Masoabi 14’, 85’)
Man Of the Match: Nkoto Masoabi
Starting XI: Kuenane, Pitso, Thamahane, Masualle, Teele, Mokhahlane, Ntsenyane, Chabeli (Kalosane 77’), Mohapi-B, Kumatse (Ntoya-Malonga 67’), Masoabi
Substitutes: Thetsane, Ossala, Moorosi, Mohapi-M