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Notši return good for premiership  


Moorosi Tsiane

Kick4Life have appointed former Likuena mentor Leslie Notši as their new head-coach.

Notši replaces Motlalepula Majoro who quit the club a fortnight ago.

Maradona, as Majoro is affectionately known in football circles, had been a very vital component of the Old Europa based outfit, helping the team gain promotion to the Vodacom Premier League last season.

Well, we all know nothing lasts forever and that one day, Majoro was going to leave the team for whatever reason.

I want to believe leaving Kick4Life will give Majoro time to focus on the national under-17 team where he is also the head-coach.

I have had the chance to speak with some Kick4Life players and the boys seemed to really understand Majoro.

I don’t know what could have led to the two parties going their separate ways but whatever it was, I can only wish Majoro the best in his future football commitments.

As for Notši, I think Kick4Life got an ideal replacement for Majoro as this is an experienced trainer who has coached at the highest level of the game.

Kick4Life are currently eighth on the 14-team premier league table with 12 points from 11 matches. The team has won two, drawn six and lost three matches so far this season.

Like I said, Notši is one of the most experienced coaches in the country and with the support that I have no doubt he will receive from management, he has the potential to take Kick4Life to new heights.

I also want to believe the former Matlama and Lioli coach’s return after stints with the national team and two South African first division sides will improve competition in the premiership, as well as the league’s stature.

Speaking of the league campaign, I think the title race has really become interesting, with preseason favourites Lioli finding the going tough of late, while the likes of Matlama and Bantu seem to have finally found their winning formulas.

This means any of the teams could win the title, which is good for the quality of play as every side would need to dig deep to come out with the maximum three points in each and every match.

As of Friday, Matlama were top of the table with 22 points in nine matches, while Lioli and Sundawana were second and third respectively with 18 points apiece.

Likhopo, Bantu and LCS were fourth, fifth and sixth on the log but all with 17 points. Rovers were seventh with 14 points.

But as they say in football, it is early days yet to start talking about the destiny of the league title come end of the season.

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