ECONET Premier League strugglers, Likhopo visit newcomers, Sefotha-fotha, in a relegation battle at for PTC Ground this afternoon.
Likhopo are desperate for maximum points in order to narrow the gap between the two sides. Sefotha-fotha, with 21 point, enjoy a seven-points gap ahead of Likhopo.
Likhopo are 12th and risk a grueling relegation play-off experience against A Division runners up should they end the season on the same position. Sefotha-fotha are however, fighting to ensure they cement their safety in the top-flight league.
Sefotha-fotha come with their heads high following a 4-0 thumping of relegated Sky Battalion while Likhopo on the other side lost their match 2-0 to LCS.
Likhopo captain, Nyeoe Rakhoboso, said the game is a must win as it carriers their hope for survival.
“There is a seven point’s gap between Sefotha-fotha and us and we have to win so that we reduce the gap to at least four points then try to chase the six points in two matches against LMPS and Sky Battalion,” Rakhoboso said.
“They also want to win but the spirits are high in our camp and we have all been working hard. I am confident of a win come Sunday.”
Carry, as the midfielder is popularly known, said they have been playing well in their past matches although luck was not on their side.
“I think it has just been lack of luck. In the past three matches we have done everything right but the problem comes with scoring.
“We have however, worked hard on that as a team and we hope lots of goals will come in this match,” he said.
Sefotha-fotha coach, Tankiso Molete, conceded that the match would be tough for both teams.
“It is tough fixture for the both sides because we are both playing to remain in the league but we are ready because we have prepared well for the game,” Molete said.
“They have been here long before us and they have got experience which I think will count for something on Sunday (today) but since we know what to expect it will make things much easier for us.
“We are just worried because we will be missing some of our players due to injuries while some have been committed to school work.”
Molete said the win would be a motivation for his youthful team.
“The win will also be a motivation for my charges going into the last three matches which are also not going to be easy.”
In other league matches pace setters, Bantu, travel to Mohale’s Hoek to face Majantja while Matlama hope to bounce back from last weekend’s 2-1 defeat against LDF when they host Kick4Life at Ratjomose Ground.