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Mikia Kalati


MASERU — LCS coach, Katiso Mojakhomo, is adamant his team will continue where they left off in last week’s win over Melele to break Matlama’s unbeaten streak as two of the country’s most successful clubs clash at Lesotho Correctional Service Ground this afternoon.

The former league winning coach believes the Correctional Service side can overcome their injury woes to end Matlama’s impressive start to the new season.

Mojakhomo told the Sunday Express on Friday that his side is still without Katleho Lethabela, Ralekoti Mokhahlane, Thulo Ranchobe and Lawrence Molengoana who are all nursing injuries.

“The team is still not playing their best football, but we are ready to fight for the points on offer against Matlama in today’s tie,” Mojakhomo said.

“I think the players now have some confidence following last week’s 4-1 win over Melele in Qacha’s Nek.

He said his team is not playing their best football despite the win against the newly promoted side last weekend.

LCS have had a very poor start to the new season which has seen them lose to newly promoted Mphatlalatsane in their second match of the campaign.

“There is a lot of work to be done before the team can start producing good results,” said Mojakhomo.

“What I can tell you is that we will give Matlama a run for their money,” he said.

The match could also see Matlama star midfielder, Pali Tšalong returning into the team after knee injury problems.

The 2011/12 premier league top goal scorer said he recently rejoined his teammates in training and is looking forward to playing again.

“I really cannot say if I will make the team as my fitness level is still not up to scratch,” Tšalong said.

“It is very nice to come back into the team when they are enjoying a good run of form and I hope that will continue,” he said.

Tse Putsoa are still without talented midfielder Phafa Tšosane, who is away on work commitments.

They have registered four back-to-back wins during the tenure of former players, Lehlohonolo Mokhele and Sello Seholoholo who are caretaker coaches.

The most successful club in the country and Lioli are the only sides to have registered four victories from their opening four matches.

Tšalong noted that his team has what it takes to challenge for honours and could even be better with more experienced additions in the January transfer window.

He told this paper that he is happy with his former teammates who have made a great start to a coaching career since being appointed as the club’s caretaker coaches during the pre-season.

The Lesotho Correctional Service Ground will hold a double header as Qoaling Highlanders face Likhopo in the first match of the afternoon.


Today’s league matches:

Nyenye Rovers vs LMPS

Mpharane Celtic vs Joy

LCS vs Matlama

Qoaling Highlanders vs Likhopo

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