Kick4Life crush LDF

Kick4Life crush LDF

MASERU – Kick4Life yesterday picked up a massive three points with a 2-0 victory over Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in an Econet Premier League match played at the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) ground.  The game was one of several rescheduled games due to Lesotho’s participation in the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers later this month.
All the rescheduled matches have been slated as midweek matches.

Kick4Life’s win was a vital boost after Sunday’s tight 1-0 loss at the hands of LCS.
Although Kick4Life stay in ninth place in the Econet Premiership, they are now only three points behind eighth-placed LDF and five points off a precious top four position.

Kick4Life interim coach, Paul Westren, said it was important for the Old Europa club to claim the win over LDF.
Westren said his side got a raw deal against LCS and he felt their performance against LDF deserved three points.
Both of Kick4Life’s goals came in the second half with Khubetsoana Kamela and substitute Tšeliso Botsane getting on the score-sheet.

Kick4Life could have scored more goals if they had been more clinical in front of goal, but Westren said a 2-0 victory is a good win for his charges.
“I am pleased with the win, I think we deserve it,” Westren said afterwards.
“I feel rewarded; I think with the performance today we deserve the three points. Maybe (we could have scored more goals) but let’s not be greedy, it’s 2-0 and it’s a good win,” he added.

Westren praised his players for bouncing back just three days after a demoralising defeat to LCS.
“We played well against LCS, it was a very close game; we ended losing 1-0 but we had chances where we should have gotten something out of that game so that put pressure on this game but, all in all, I thought they responded well,” the Kick4Life caretaker coach said.
“We had a bad defeat (against LCS), maybe we didn’t deserve to lose on reflection of the whole game. Maybe a draw would have been a fairer result, so it makes today even more satisfying,” he said.

Westren made changes to the team that lost to LCS and said he purposely kept Botsane on the bench in order to bring him on in the second half against tired legs.
Westren said the plan was for a fresh Botsane to come in and cause problems with his pace.
The plan worked.

“I freshened up the two attackers in the two wide attacking positions, they didn’t start on Sunday so I think that freshened things (up),” Westren said.
“I wanted to keep Tšeliso on the bench and bring him in the second half against tired legs with his pace and he caused them lot of problems and got a goal. I think that tactical play worked well for us.”

Tlalane Phahla

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