MASERU — Despite a recent upturn in form for Bantu that has seen the club rise to first place in the Vodacom premier league standings, it appears that their coach, Motlatsi Shale, is content with their performance and is not prepared to settle for anything that will stand in his way of ending the elite league trophy drought for the Mafeteng side.
Shale was appointed Bantu coach at the beginning of the season and since his appointment at the helm of the Mafeteng-based outfit, Shale has ably steered the former rookies to world-class performance so far in the season.
Bantu remain the only unbeaten team in the elite league this season.
Shale has also led the team to history making by clinching the Independence cup for the third successive time this year in October.
A Matšo Matebele as Bantu is affectionately known is two points clear of defending Premier League defending champions Lioli who are on second place.
In an interview with the Sunday Express, this week he said the fact that they had ended the first round of the league unbeaten bears testimony to the promise.
He said team work and commitment had been the main ingredients for his first phase of the goal.
“Prior to the season, I had a dream to finish the first round of the Premier League unbeaten, so I have achieved that” Shale said.
He said he is so far impressed with his charges’ performance.
“I am so far happy with how we have been playing but I still feel I need to boost my squad in all departments and I am eyeing some few players but still have to discuss with my management,” Shale said.
Shale was however swift in pointing out that it was still early days to say whether they were in a good position enough to clinch the elite price, adding that at least four or five games into the second round would be indicatory of the direction for ultimate victory.
He said there was no pressure on his players to marinating the rhythm.
“We are not under any pressure but the players understand that I am expecting everyone to work hard so that the team will keep on excelling,” Shale said.