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May 2, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

2 min read

Linare spoil the party, Bantu take bragging rights

Linare spoil the party, Bantu take bragging rights

Linare Head Coach, Teboho Moloi

Story highlights

  • The victory over Tse Putsoa took Linare to seventh position
  • Bantu are currently in third position with 55 points from 28 games

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LINARE spoiled the party for new Vodacom Premier League champions, Matlama beating them 2-0 in entertaining match Played in Maputsoe on Sunday to become the only side to complete a double over Tse Putsoa this season.

Siyabonga Mkhizi put Tse Tala ahead in the first half having also scored in the 4-1 victory over Linare last weekend.

John Mofokeng doubled the lead in the second half to help Linare maintain their impressive run since Teboho Moloi returned to the hot seat.

The victory over Tse Putsoa took Linare to seventh position with 44 points after 28 games and with a good chance to finish the campaign among the top 8 teams in the league.

Bantu also walked away with the bragging rights as they faced arch rivals Lioli in another clash of the titans played in Teyateyaneng on Sunday as the two teams battled it out for a top four finish.

Veteran midfielder Hlompho Kalake scored the only goal of the match as A Matṧo looked to cement their place among the top four teams in the Vodacom Premier League.

The Mafeteng based outfit are currently in third position with 55 points from 28 games and a point behind second placed LDF. The two teams are 10 and 11 points behind champions Matlama respectively.

Elsewhere, LCS forward Makara Ntaitsane returned to the summit of the Vodacom Premier League top goal-scoring charts after netting his 16th goal of the campaign in the one-all draw against LMPS in a match played at LCS Ground.

Ntaitsane had been tight-up on 15 goals with LDF striker Katleho Makateng and the two are expected to take the race for the golden boot to the wire in the remaining two games.

LDF, who have been ruthless in the second round of the campaign were in action on Saturday clinching a comfortable 3-0 victory over Lijabatho at Ratjomose Barracks.

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Goals by Thabo Mongali, Motlatsi Kokoana and an own goal by Lijabatho gave the Motheo Mohapi coached outfit all the three points as they look to finish the season in second position.

Elsewhere, Swallows continued with their revival under Teele Ntṧonyana with a 3-0 victory over struggling Kick4Life to boost their chances of avoiding the chop.

Former Lesotho international Mohau Khali bagged a hat-trick as the Mazenod-based outfit went to 23 points, three ahead of Likhopo, who are second from bottom.

Struggling Likhopo on the other hand were held to a goalless draw by already relegated Sefothofotha on Saturday as the Halemakale Mahlaha-coached former league champions woes continue.

Vodacom Premier League weekend results

Saturday

Sefothafotha 0-0 Likhopo

LDF 3-0 Lijabatho

Kick4Life 0-3 Swallows

Lifofane 0-0 Liphakoe

Sunday

Linare 2-0 Matlama

Lioli 0-1 Bantu

LMPS 1-1 LCS

CCX 1-1 Manonyane

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