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Vodacom Premier League returns with a bang

Matlama in a past league match against Lioli

May 21, 2021 2 min read

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THE Lesotho Vodacom Premier League returned with a bang this past weekend after a five-month layoff brought about by the suspension of sports activities due to the coronavirus.

Big guns Bantu, Matlama and Lioli all got off to a flying start to maintain their impressive run since the start of the 2020/2012 season.

Both Bantu and Matlama registered 3-0 victories over LMPS and Swallows respectively to clinch their fifth wins in a row.

The two teams are tied at 15 points at the top of the table, but Bantu take the top spot on better goal difference.

Third-placed Lioli were also ruthless beating rookies Manonyane 6-1 in a match played at the Maputsoe DIFA Ground on Sunday.

There was also a moment of magic for Matlama’s attacking midfielder Jane Thabantšo, who scored the fastest goal in the Lesotho Premier League having netted just 10 seconds into the match with Swallows.

The record was previously held by Refiloe Mothae of LCS, who scored 18 second into the match against Kick4Life during the 2015/2016 season.

The Likuena and Matlama winger is also the holder of the fastest goal for the COSAFA Cup having made history at the 2016 edition of the tournament, when he netted on the 34th second as Likuena clinched a 3-0 win over Mauritius.

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Tumelo Makha was the star man of the weekend matches registering the first hat-trick of the 2020/202 season.

Tse-Nala have had a great start to the return of football in the country having also defeated Lifofane 2-1 in their catch-up match played last Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Premier league new boys CCX shocked Kick4life with a 1-0 victory in a match played on Saturday while LDF secured a 2-0 victory over Swallows.

All the clubs will be in action again this coming weekend with the tie between LDF and Matlama considered as the pick of the bunch.

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