LCS says ready for the kill

LCS says ready for the kill

Maseru – Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) coach Mpitsa Marai is confident his side can take advantage of Kick4Life’s sudden slump in form when the sides collide in a Vodacom Premier League clash on Saturday.

Third-placed Kick4Life are coming off consecutive losses to Lioli and Linare that have wrecked their title chances and Marai said the Old Europa side may still be suffering a hangover.
The former Lesotho international said he watched both Kick4Life’s outings against Lioli and Linare and noted their weaknesses and strengths.
He said fourth-placed ‘Masheshena’ have to attack in order to take advantage of any mental frailties Kick4Life may have.

“Kick4Life is three points ahead of us and it is important that we win this game so that we close the gap even though they have a much better goal difference than us. We have to attack more than defending,” Marai said.

‘Masheshena’, though, face a wounded tiger and Kick4Life coach Leslie Notši maintained fervent hope his side still have what it takes to finish the season strongly, despite their fortnight of disappointment.

“This is going to be one of the toughest matches (of the season), we will be playing one of the best teams in the league,” Notši admitted.
“They have very good, experienced players and a very good coach but now is the time to go back to our winning ways. We will be doing a lot of discussion in terms of preparing ourselves for this coming match against LCS and I believe we have what it takes and I believe we will do well.”

Notši acknowledged Saturday’s encounter, which will be played at the LCS grounds, will be an evenly contested affair. However, he said it will be an attacking game spectators will enjoy.

“The race is getting tough, all the teams are fighting for points and our aim is to go for maximum points,” he said.
“We have been consistent in previous games and we had won around six games in a row (before losing to Lioli and Linare).”

Notši also said Kick4Life are well equipped to deal with the absence of skillful playmaker Tšeliso Sejake. Sejake has been one the team’s star performers this season but he will miss the LCS game after suffering an injury against Linare last weekend.

Notši said the best is yet to come from his squad.
“I think we do have players who are capable, players who believe in themselves and who I do believe in,” Notši said.
“And, the morale is still high at the camp; so we just need to sit down and prepare ourselves mentally and physically. We are still in a good position; we just have to grind more and get positive results.”

Vodacom Premier League weekend fixtures:
Saturday
LMPS vs. Bantu (PTC, 15:00)
Kick4Life vs. LCS (LCS, 15:00)
Butha-Buthe Warriors vs. Liphakoe (Maputsoe DiFA Stadium, 15:00)
Sunday
Sky Battalion vs. Rovers (LCS, 13:00)
Likhopo vs. LDF (LCS 15:00)
Linare vs. Matlama (Maputsoe DiFA Stadium, 13:00)
Sundawana vs. Lioli (Maputsoe DiFA Stadium, 15:00)

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