THE Vodacom Premier League will return from the international break with mouth watering fixtures as pacesetters Matlama go head-to-head with LCS in a battle of the top two teams in the log standings.
March 30, 2022
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LCS test Matlama title credentials
Matlama in action against LCS in a previous Premier League encounter
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Tse Putsoa have been unstoppable in the second round and lead the Vodacom Premier League standings with 62 points from 24 matches.
The Sea-Point-based outfit enjoys a 15-point advantage over Masheshena, who leapfrogged Bantu to take the second spot in the last round of matches played before the international break.
LCS have 47 points along with Lioli on third position, but with the Shalane Lehohla-coached side enjoying a better goal difference.
The clash between the top teams in the Vodacom Premier League will take place at LCS Ground on Saturday while Lioli will host Linare in Teyateyaneng in another battle of the powerhouses of Lesotho football.
Tse Nala have been impressive since the start of the second round having climbed over arch rivals Bantu following a 1-0 victory over LMPS in the last round of league matches.
They occupy third position with 47 points, but have Bantu breathing down their neck on fourth spot in the race to finish the campaign among the top four teams in the league.
A Matšo Matebele, who were held to a one-all stalemate by fifth-placed LDF in their last match, will head to Nyokosoba on Saturday to face Manonyane.
Bantu are still searching for a winning formula since the appointment of Teboho Tšiu as their new head coach. The former Free State star captain is the third coach of the Mafeteng-based outfit this season.
They started the campaign under the mentorship of Bob Mafoso, but he parted ways with the club after failing to agree on a new contract with the team.
Mafoso was replaced by South African Thabo Tsutsulupa, who was sacked after five matches in charge of the club due to a string of poor results that saw Bantu register just one victory under his tenure.
Other matches to be played on Saturday will see Likhopo take on Lifofane in a battle of the two teams involved in the relegation dogfight.
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Rejuvenated Swallows, who are also playing for survival, will take on 10th-placed CCX in the 16-team Vodacom Premier League while Kick4Life host Lijabatho in the second of the three matches expected to be held at the LCS Ground on Saturday.
Inconsistent LMPS will welcome struggling Liphakoe at the Ratjomose Military Barracks. LMPS are in the ninth spot while Liphakoe are in position 12 and could find themselves dragged into the relegation dogfight if they continue to lose more games.
The Vodacom Premier League will be in action again on April 6, with the catch-up matches that were washed away by heavy rainfalls in recent weeks.
League leaders, Matlama will welcome Lifofane at LCS Ground in a double header that will feature premier league big guns LCS and LDF, who will go head-to-head later the day.
LMPS will take on Bantu at the Ratjomose Barracks in another match expected to produce fireworks.