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KTA defeat ‘a wakeup call’


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KTA-All Stars co-founder Ratšolo Molupe says their 74-76 loss to league defending champions Lichocha Shooting Rifles (LSR) in the National Basketball League on Wednesday night was a wakeup call for his team to work harder.

KTA have been a force to be reckoned with having won numerous competitions in the domestic league, but the going seems to be getting tougher for the Khubetsoana-based outfit.

Molupe said the loss made them realise they were not invincible hence the need to go back to the drawing board to work on their mistakes.

“It was a good game which we could have won had we been more serious but we gave it away somehow.

“But that was good because it was a timely wake up call for us,” Molupe said, adding, “We are still the better side though.”

Molupe said they also faced another challenge of holding proper training sessions due to the team members’ other commitments.

“We have our players scattered all over because of our different commitments so that has affected our training sessions. In addition, some players were out of the country but that is not an excuse as we still have a good team that needs to keep working hard. We also lost against a good team and they were very determined on the day,” he said.

Molupe, who is also Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) public relations officer, said the result showed standards were improving in the league and no team was unbeatable.

“I don’t see any team finishing with a clean record this season now that we have lost and Bashana Ba Heso have also lost,” said Molupe.

He said teams like LSR and Bokamoso were showing potential while new comers like Lesotho College of Education also looked promising.

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