LESOTHO Correctional Service (LCS) will be hoping to bounce back to their winning ways and widen the gap on top of the Econet Premier League when they visit LMPS at PTC Ground this afternoon.
The two sides went into the break after respective draws before the international break.
LCS were held to a goalless draw by LDF while the police outfit had to sweat for a one all draw with Sefotha-fotha.
LCS coach Mpitsa Marai said their preparations for the match have gone well and they are confident of bouncing back.
“Our preparations going into this match have been good and we are confident of bouncing back following our disappointing results against LDF,” Marai said.
He said he expects fireworks at the encounter as has always been the case whenever the two sides clash.
“Whenever we play either LDF it is a different game as compared to when we play any other team so we know what to expect. It is not going to be easy but we are ready to fight for maximum points. Our record against them is not really a good one as we have drawn most cases but we are working to change that one because we have to win,” he said.
Marai confirmed that they will be without the services of striker Thapelo Tale who picked an injury during the Likuena match against Tanzania last weekend.
“Of course, Tale is still out along with Thabo Seakhoa and Thetso Phosholi who are both nursing injuries. Our captain Poloko Mohale tied the knot this weekend so he so he is going to miss the match,” Marai said.
For his part, LMPS coach Nthako Nalane said following their draw with Sefotha-fotha they went back to the drawing board and worked to rectify their shortfalls.
“We had a poor match against Sefotha-fotha but we sat down with the rest of the team and worked on our mistakes.
“We are expecting a fierce battle with LCS because they have been in good form this season so beating them is not going to be easy for us but we also need those maximum points so we have to work hard,” Nalane said.
He further said they will need to be more offensive on the day as they have noticed that LCs are stronger in attack so they need to keep them at bay.
“We have also noticed that LCS are very strong in attack and have scored many goals this season so we have to ensure that we prevent them from attacking and that we can do if we are also more offensive,” Nalane said.
Nalane however, bemoaned the unavailability of some of his players who are preparing for the police pass out held on Thursday. Apart from those who graduated, Nalane said some of the players who are also in training may not be unavailable this afternoon.
In other League matches Lioli host Linare at LCS Ground while LDF welcome on song Liphakoe at Ratjomose Ground.