MASERU — Fuming Lioli supporters yesterday called for the resignation of the coaches after the team played to a goalless draw against Likhopo at Ratjomose.
The angry supporters accuse coach Katiso Mojakhomo and his assistant Retšelisitsoe Lephaila of conniving to drag Lioli into the relegation zone.
After yesterday’s draw, Lioli are still on eighth position on the Vodacom Premier League log after 12 games.
They have 14 points after winning only three games, drawing five and losing four.
The call for coaches to resign comes barely two weeks after Lioli management slapped players with a 10 percent paycut following a string of poor results.
Supporters yesterday started calling on Mojakhomo and Lephaila to step down immediately after they substituted Ali Maseka for Malebanye Ramoabi in the 43rd minute.
The substitution came soon after Tsepo Seturumane was brought in for Sorrel Okoko nine minutes earlier.
The supporters who were sitting on the right side of Lioli’s bench intensified their calls soon after the final whistle.
The angry supporters, numbering about 40, gathered at the corner where Lioli players were changing and called on the duo to resign.
“Enough is enough,” said the supporters in a chorus.
“We don’t want you coaches, just resign and go home,” they shouted.
They said they no longer want Mojakhomo and Lephaila to coach Lioli because the team is not winning.
“We are done with these coaches and want them to resign now before we are relegated into the lower division.”
The supporters accused the two of conniving “to make Lioli lose all their matches and get relegated to the lower division”.
They said they wanted Tse Nala’s former coach, Thabile Secker to take over before it’s too late.
“Secker must just come back and help us out of this situation before it’s too late,” they added.
As the supporters protested the coaches were with the team and looked miserable.
Lioli communications and marketing manager, Moeketsi Pitso, who tried calming down the supporters, could not comment.
“I will not comment until I’ve met with other committee members,” Pitso told the Sunday Express.
Meanwhile, Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) lost 3-0 to Uganda Revenue Authority in a Caf Champions League match in Kampala, Uganda yesterday.
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