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Rovers face confident Likila

 

Moorosi Tsiane

Likila United interim coach Lepenya Borotho has vowed to give Rovers “a good run for their money” when the two sides clash in a Vodacom Premier League match in Butha-Buthe this afternoon.

Likila drew one-all against Kick4Life in their last match, while Rovers come into the tie buoyed by their 2-1 win over struggling Mphatlalatsane.

Rovers are third on the 14-team premiership table, with Likila in eighth place on the log.

“My boys are in good shape, and are out to collect maximum points in Sunday’s match,” Borotho said.

However, he admitted Rovers would be hard to beat and is rallying his troops not to take the National University of Lesotho team lightly.

“They are a good team, which enjoys to pass the ball around. We have not played against them, and this might give us some problems but since I have coached the team before, I think I know their culture, and this could be helpful in Sunday’s match.

“We are going to give them a good run for their money and hand them their second loss of the season. We are not prepared to settle for anything less than maximum points, which means we go into the match with a positive approach,” he said.

On his part, Rovers coach, Pule Khojane, said they were aware of the threat Likila posed, but remained confident of a win.

“Likila will come more motivated especially since they beat LCS a fortnight ago and we are aware of this confidence. They will also be fighting for three points just like us, so it is not going to be an easy match at all,” Khojane said.

“We are also aware that if we win the match, we go straight to the top of the log but that is not our main focus for now because the other teams would have two matches in hand. What is important for us is to win every match and see what happens at the end of the season.”

Khojane further said Rovers’ target is to collect a minimum of seven points in every four matches they play. The maximum they could collect from four matches is 12 points.

“This is the plan we have put down as a team—that for every four matches we play, we should collect at least seven points and so far, we have managed to do it,” said Khojane.

Khojane also revealed the team would be without the defending trio of Karabo Qhojeng, Paseka Bale and Tlhokomelo Jabari in today’s match due to injury.

Meanwhile, in other league matches to be played today, LMPS will be hoping to end their miserable run when they host struggling Sundawana at PTC Ground.

 

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