Sept. 8, 2022


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Matlama fine tune preparations for clash against Cotonsport

Matlama fine tune preparations for clash against Cotonsport

Marlana Football Club

Story highlights

  • Tse Putsoa returned to trained after losing to Lioli
  • The team needs to rectify all mistakes ahead of weekend tie

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REIGNING Vodacom Premier League champions, Matlama are preparing for their first leg match of the Total Energies CAF Champions League against Cotonsport of Cameroon.

The highly anticipated game will be held in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Saturday.

Tse Putsoa’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Tankiso Moletsane said after failing to win the Alliance Soccer Challenge cup where they lost to Lioli on penalties, their players immediately returned to training in order to fine-tune preparations.
The loss, he said has proven that in spite of winning the league title on several occasions and being the most successful team in the domestic league, Matlama are still susceptible to other big local clubs.

“Our players should not get carried away and assume that they are indestructible, they need to rectify their mistakes ahead of the much needed international clashes like the one against Cotonsport on Saturday,” Moletsane said.
He further showed that their failure to win this pre-season soccer tournament meant they lost the opportunity to collect the M25 000 winner takes all prize money, which he believed would have gone a long way in helping the club to prepare for the CAF Champions league encounter which will be taxing.
He said no injuries have been reported after the Alliance Winter Challenge as all the players have since reported for training and looked fit.
Meanwhile, the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) has announced that the tickets for the match between Matlama FC and Cotonsport will go on sale Thursday valued at M70 and that they will be available through Ticketpro at the OVK Total Garage in Ladybrand.

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The announcement shows that the Ladybrand Ticketpro was the nearest outlet, adding that other outlets are in Bloemfontein.

LeFA will also announce other outlets later as there are no such outlets in Maseru.
''The reasons why tickets are sold through Ticketpro as opposed to Computicket is that the turnstiles at the Free State Stadium are fitted with Ticketpro scanners'', LeFA stated in the announcement.
The return leg for the CAF Champions League will be played away in Cameroon later this month. - LeNA

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