sports

Feb. 26, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

2 min read

Ruthless Matlama go 13 points clear

Ruthless Matlama go 13 points clear

Bantu in action against Matlama in a past league game

Story highlights

  • Tse-Putsoa are now on 56 points
  • Matlama have been ruthless in the new year registering four victories in a row

Metro Radio Podcast

Catch our weekly audio broadcast every Friday only on Metro Radio Podcast News.

listen now

VODACOM Premier League pacesetters Matlama have opened a 13-point gap ahead of second placed Bantu in the race to be crowned champions of the 2020/21 season after beating Likhopo 2-0 in the Maseru derby at the weekend.

Tse Putsoa have been ruthless in the new year registering four victories in a row to augment their chances of reclaiming the league championship from A Matšo Matebele.

Makume Theletsane was once again among top goal scorers along with Teboho Pita as the Sea-Point-based outfit registered a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Red Army for their 18th win from 22 matches played so far in this campaign.

Matlama are now on 56 points while Bantu have 43 with two games in hand after their match against Lijabatho was postponed due to heavy rains and an unplayable pitch in Morija.

In other matches played over the weekend, Tšoarelo Mokoaleli scored the only match of the game as LMPS got the better of LDF in another high-profile league match.

LDF, who were at one stage during the season, in the race for the league title have lost form and now find themselves in fifth position after losing several matches in recent weeks.

A battle between former premier league champions, Lioli and LCS ended in a goalless stalemate as Tse Nala returned to their ground in Teyateyaneng for the first time in ages.

The two teams are also currently tied on 38 points though LCS have a better goal difference and are in third position while Lioli take fourth position.

 

Enjoy our daily newsletter from today

Access exclusive newsletters, along with previews of new media releases.

At the bottom of the table, Swallows’ woes continued over the weekend as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manonyane in a match played in Nyokosoba while at the bottom of the table Sefotha Fotha were able to grind a point against CCX.

The race for the Vodacom Premier League title as well as the relegation dogfight at the bottom of the table will continue this weekend.

Matlama title credentials will be put to the test when they visit improving LMPS, who head to the tie with Tse Putsoa at the back of two victories in a row.

Defending champions, Bantu have a home game against Kick4Life, who have been struggling for form since the departure of Motebang Makhetha as their head coach.

Vodacom Premier League fixture

Saturday 26 February

CCX v Lioli

Liphakoe v Lijabatho

Sefotha Fotha v LCS

Manonyane v LDF

Sunday 27 February

Swallows v FC Likhopo

Bantu v Kick4Life

Linare v Lifofane

LMPS v Matlama

 

 

 

Share the story

METRO WEATHER FORECAST