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Bantu crush LDF

Pascalinah Kabi

Bantu…………….. (0) 2
LDF…………………. (0) 0

MASERU — Bantu crushed LDF by two goals to nil to shoot to the top of the log in a dull match played at Central Prisons yesterday. The Mafeteng outfit’s unconvincing victory saw them jump to the summit of the log on goal difference with 13 points. Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) and Lioli are also on 13 points but lie in second and third place due to an inferior goal difference.

Bantu and LDF failed to rise to the occasion at Central Prisons, Bantu’s temporary home ground, after they were banned from using their Mafeteng base after their supporters assaulted a referee. This was a dull show by both teams from the start to finish but Bantu somehow got the goals and the maximum points. Bantu took the lead in the 50th minute through a Lit?epe Marabe goal from the spot.
But that goal did not bring any fireworks in the game. Bantu were awarded the penalty kick after Mokoena Moahloli handled the ball inside the box.

Referee Mohau Sent?o had no hesitation but to point to the spot. And up stepped up Marabe, who has been Bantu’s key player this season, to find the back of the net. Marabe was at it again just four minutes before the final whistle when he beautifully and spectacularly finished Jeremane Lelia’s pass to give Bantu a comfortable two-nil lead. A Matso Matebele coach, Caswell Moru, blamed his team’s lack of firepower upfront to the pitch’s poor condition. “The condition of the pitch didn’t allow us to have our usual game because the grass is too long and that resulted in us playing this type of the game,” Moru told the Sunday Express after the match. “I however feel good to have collected maximum points without conceding any goals,” he said.

He said after realising that the grass was too long they resorted to playing fewer touches during the game. “We had to resort to plan B which is reducing our touches and capitalising on our visitors’ weaknesses,” he said. Meanwhile, the match ended on a controversial note as LDF and A Division Management Committee public relations officers nearly exchanged blows over the issue of the referees’ performance. Dony Ntakha, the LDF public relations officer, was complaining to the media about referees when Admaco’s Lehlohonolo Borotho said it was unfair for the army club’s boss to blame match officials for their loss.
Borotho is also a sports reporter. Borotho’s comments did not sit well with Ntakha who after the nterview confronted the Admaco boss. The clash was averted after some separated Ntakha from Borotho. In other matches, Nyenye Rovers held Linare to a one-all draw in St Michaels yesterday.

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