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March 16, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

3 min read

LCS, Lioli leapfrog Bantu

LCS, Lioli leapfrog Bantu

LCS FC, better known as Masheshena

Story highlights

  • Masheshena have climbed to second position to unseat Bantu
  • Tse-Nala thrashed LMPS to bag three vital points

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DEFENDING Premier League champions, Bantu over the weekend lost their second-place spot in the log table following a 1-1 draw against LDF while closest rivals, LCS and Lioli picked valuable points.

Masheshena, as LCS are affectionately known, climbed to second position to unseat Bantu after winning a five-goal thriller against Lijabatho on Saturday.

The correctional service outfit won the match 3-2.

Makara Ntaitsane scored some of the goals to take his tally to 12 in this campaign, as he leads the goal scoring charts in the race for the Vodacom Premier League golden boot.

The deadly marksman is battling for the golden boot award with Matlama’s Jane Thabantšo, who is a goal behind him along with club teammate Keketso Snyders in third position with 10 goals.

In the match between Bantu and LDF at Maputsoe DIFA Ground, the army side drew first blood through Lehlohonolo Matsau, but A Matšo Matebele were able to get an equaliser late in the game to salvage a 1-1 draw.

LDF are five points behind Bantu and still in the race to finish among the top four teams in the league by the end of the season.

Lioli, who are also in the race to finish the campaign among the top four teams in the league, were in action on Saturday hosting the consistent LMPS in Teyateyaneng.

Sihle Maso scored the solitary goal of the match as Tse-Nala walked away with all the three points.

Likuena goalkeeper, Sekhoane Moerane denied Lioli the second goal, saving a penalty from Switberth Kum in the second half.

The Teyateyaneng-based outfit is now in third position with 47 points along with second placed LCS though the correctional service side has a better goal difference.

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Revitalised Swallows involved in the relegation dogfight at the bottom of the table clinched a hard fought 1-0 win over Liphakoe on Saturday to boost their survival hopes.

Veteran striker, Mohau Khali scored the only goal of the match as the Mazenod-based side beat struggling Liphakoe.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Kick4Life registered a comfortable 2-0 win over CCX with Teboho Montlha and Tšeliso Botsane scoring the two goals.

On Sunday, Linare came from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw against bottom of the table Sefotha Fotha with Jerry Kamela missing the penalty to give his team the three points.

Likhopo, who are also fighting for survival played to a one-all stalemate against Manonyane.  

The match involving pacesetters, Matlama and Lifofane at LCS ground was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Sunday.

Tse-Putsoa are at the summit of the Vodacom Premier League standings with 62 points from 24 games played thus far in the campaign.

They enjoy a massive 15-point advantage over LCS and Lioli, who are in second and third positions respectively.

 

 

 

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