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‘Winning the league would be a bonus’

Moorosi Tsiane

PAUL Setoko, the coach of the Women’s Super League pace setters, FC Stoko says winning the league is not on top the list of his agenda this season.

FC Stoko came into this weekend’s fixture on pole position of the eight-team Super League table with six points while LDF breath down heavily on their necks with a similar number of points but Stoko enjoy a better goal difference of eight as opposed to LDF’s six.

Setoko who won the league as head coach (of which team) in 2016 said he is now focused on producing players who can play beyond the Lesotho borders as his team is dominated by the young blood.

The Maputsoe outfit finished third last season after they parted ways with Setoko at the end of 2016 only for him to come back at the beginning of the second round of last season.

“I am happy with how my team has been playing because we hold a hundred percent winning record but we shouldn’t be carried away because it is still too early,” Setoko said.

“Winning the League is not really in my head now. If it happens, it will be just a bonus but my focus is more on grooming the players who in coming years will play beyond Lesotho borders. My team is made up mostly of school girls.”

Setoko said this year’s competition has improved which is a sign of the steady growth of women’s football.

“The level of competition has improved this season and that is the most interesting part about the league this season as most of the teams are no longer push overs.”

He however, said they still face challenges among them the lack of resources as most of the teams do not have any sponsors.

“I think there are some lucky teams such as LDF and Kick4Life who have equipment and resources but some of the teams are struggling so much that they even have just soccer ball which is a challenge when training.

“This lack of sponsorships in our football is negatively affecting us and I wish the media can give us more attention. It is through the media that people know about our plight and sponsors can also get on board and improve our fortunes,” Setoko said.





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