WITH the future of the Women Super League (WSL) hanging in the balance due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, LDF coach Lehloenya Nkhasi wants his side to retain the title fairly after playing all the games.
The league was suspended in mid-March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and has been on hold since then pending a decision by the WSL management committee on the way forward.
The defending champions, LDF, are leading the 10-team league table with 36 points from 14 games. Their archrivals, Kick4Life, are trailing in second with 33 points.
While he understands the importance of safety, Nkhasi thinks it is fair to play all the remaining games before crowning this year’s champions.
“It would be better to play all the remaining games before crowning the champions; that would be fair instead of crowing champions before they play all the games,” Nkhasi said.
Although Lesotho has one confirmed case so far, Nkhasi is hopeful that they may return to action soon considering that the country’s lockdown ended on 5 May 2020.
Nkhasi is hoping to bag his fourth title as LDF coach wishes that the situation improves so that the league resumes.
He said the unplanned break will negatively affect his side’s performance when the league finally resumes. He however, gets solace from the fact the rest of the teams will also suffer the same fate while his players are following strict training schedules.
“I gave my players programmes to follow and I am monitoring them. I have asked for support from their parents and guardians and so far, that has worked well.”
Although he conceded that his side was under pressure from second-placed Kick4Life, he said their adversaries are also suffering from the pressure.
“Kick4life are the ones who should be worried because we have a better goal difference,” Nkhasi said.