Do-or-die for Lioli

Do-or-die for Lioli

MASERU -It’s a do or die for Lioli this weekend as they face the defending Econet Premier League champions at Setsoto Stadium.
Lioli need a win to be in the top four while Bantu also need to keep winning to have a chance at the premier league title.

According to Lioli assistant coach, Mosholi Mokhothu, the match will not be easy at all but he insisted ‘Tse Nala’ are well prepared for the game.
Last Saturday, Mokhothu watched as Bantu beat Matlama 2-1 and he said they know how Bantu play and Lioli will need to be at their best to beat them.
At the moment, Lioli is out of the top four bracket and are at risk of missing out on an opportunity to defend their Independence Cup later this year if they cannot win this weekend.

The stakes are high in this game but Mokhothu is hopeful of completing the job and says everyone is available for selection now and they will take the game to Bantu.
“The importance of this game is that we are fighting for our club to be in the top four, we learned how Bantu plays, even last weekend we watched them closely against Matlama,” Mokhothu said.
“(Bantu) is one of the biggest teams in the country and they are performing well, they are also motivated to win the title for the third time so that says they are united (as a team) but our approach is just to work together as a team and we will beat them that way.”

“I am expecting us to win that game so that we can keep our chances to be in the top four. There are no injuries, all players are available for us to choose from,” he said.
Lioli have faced a lot of backlash from their fans over their poor performances and Mokhothu believes it is time to put that right.
He said the outgoing president, Lebohang Thotanyana, has begged the team to beat Bantu as his farewell and they promised to deliver.
“(On Monday) Lebohang Thotanyana came to our training camp whereby he pleaded for a (nice) farewell this coming weekend,” Mokhothu said.
“He told us that he is retiring but he will always be an active member of Lioli, he will always support our team. He asked the team to beat Bantu as his farewell and the players promised to deliver that.”

Nkheli Liphoto


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