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Aug. 29, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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LDF draw with Manzini Wanderers

LDF draw with Manzini Wanderers

Lesotho Defence Force Ladies team

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LESOTHO Defence Force (LDF) Ladies were denied their first victory by Eswatini's Manzini Wanderers after conceding a last minute equaliser, at the second match of the CAT Women's League qualifiers at the King Zwelithini stadium on Saturday.

In spite of an impressive performance and enjoying better ball possession, the army side will be haunted by missing clear cut chances which could have put them in the driving seat at the regulation time.
However, the defence went to sleep and allowed Manzini Wanderers who trailed 1-0 for the better part of the game to be awarded a corner kick in the dying minuets of the game. LDF players failed to clear the corner kick and the Swazi champions equalized.

In a post-match interview, LDF Ladies’ coach, Lengana Nkhethoa said he was happy with the overall performance of the team, adding that they played according to the game plan but were let down by lack of concentration at the last minute.
He said they were determined to win the game in order to boost their chances of advancing to the semi-finals.
 

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''A victory could have put us in a better position to qualify for the semi-finals,'' he said.
Nkhethoa said they had watched their opponents play and came up with a good game plan, hence the improved performance as compared to the previous game.
The team, he said played the kind of football he was familiar with, promising to go all out in their final group A match against Botswana's Double Action Ladies in order to push for the semi-final spot.

The team went down 6-0 in the opening match to South Africa's reigning champions, Mamelodi Sundowns. LeNA

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