Kick4Life, Lioli share spoils
LIOLI were yesterday held to a goalless draw by Kick4Life in a dull Econet Premier League encounter at LCS Ground.
Kick4Life went into the match on the back of a 3-1 loss to log leaders Bantu FC last Saturday while Lioli were also edged 2-1 by Liofofane last weekend.
Kick4life dominated the opening stages of the game and almost went ahead on 12 minutes but Mogenzi Molengoane’s attempt went wide.
Lioli eased into the game later in the half but did not get any joy.
After several changes in the second half, Lioli pressed for a goal but Kick4life hung on until the last whistle.
New Lioli coach Morena Ramoreboli said his players failed to play according to the plan.
“We collected a point away but we didn’t play according to our plan,” Ramoreboli said.
“We had a clear plan on how to attack but my boys were always late to the ball. We lost the previous game despite playing well and that affected our players’ confidence.”
He said they knew that the game was not going to be easy because kick4Life has recently performed dismally and would be eager to improve.
Ramoreboli also said reviving Lioli would take some time as he must restore the confidence of the players.
“Some of the players are yet to regain their confidence as they didn’t get game time in the first round, so they are not yet sharp. There is progress although it is slow.
“I think we will get there because there are some things that we are doing well. In football I do not look only for a win but for several other facets that can help us win games,” Ramoreboli said.
On the other hand, Kick4life interim coach Paul Westren said the draw was fair. He said they would have to improve and start scoring as they have been poor in front of goal.
“It was a tough game but it was a fair result for both sides. We however, must improve in front of goal,” Westren.
Now that Kick4Life head coach Katiso Mojakhomo is on the verge of leaving the team after a lengthy poor spell, Westren was reluctant to say whether or not he was ready for the top post citing that it would be decided by the management.
This was Wstren’s second game in charge having lost 3-1 to Bantu in the first match.
“For now, I am just helping the team and I do not know what will happen next. That must be decided by the management.”
In other games yesterday, Lifofane played one-all draw with Likhopo while Swallows lost 3-0 to Liphakoe in their own backyard.
Sefotha-fotha lost 2-0 to Lijabatho.
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