MASERU — Qoaling Highlanders coach, Wright Mofoka, is confident his charges can cause an upset when the league rookies host defending league champions LCS in Qoaling this afternoon.
“Everyone knows that they are the team to beat this season after winning back-to-back league titles in the past two seasons,” Mofoka said.
“You do not even have to motivate your players when they play the champions because it is the stage that every player in the squad wants to shine.
“We did well against a consistent team like LDF in our last league match and I foresee an improvement in Sunday’s match.”
Mofoka told the Sunday Express that his boys are slowly adapting to the demands of top flight football.
“It was always going to be tough playing against the big premier league clubs and I believe the players are now used to this stage,” he said.
Mofoka said despite being rooted to the bottom of the premier league table, Highlanders will surprise many teams in the upcoming fixtures.
Highlanders will be without skipper Tšeliso Ramathe who was red-carded in the goalless draw against LDF.
The Highlanders coach said the absence of his skipper due to suspension will be a big loss for his inexperienced side.
“He is one of our few players with premier league experience having been in the books of Matlama and the national teams and we are going to miss him against a good LCS team,” said Mofoka.
The champions go into this match still smarting from a 0-1 loss to Linare a fortnight ago.
However coach Mosholu “Shoes” Mokhothu, told this paper that his team must bounce back against the newcomers on today.
“We cannot take them lightly because they are a good side, but at the same time we are competing with strong teams at the top of the table and must deliver as expected,” Mokhothu said
The league winning coach said he is aware his team has lost the momentum.
“We always work on our weaknesses and it has been a critical point in our training sessions this week,” he said.
“I expect the boys to get back to winning ways to keep up with the likes of Bantu at the top of the table. “I have a very experienced squad and I’m adamant they will fight for a win on Sunday,” said the Masheshena coach.
The defending champions have lost twice so far this season, a 0-3 loss to rivals LDF and 0-1 loss to Linare a fortnight ago.
Masheshana currently sit in third position on the league table.
They are equal on points (13 points) with Bantu and Lioli.
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