Likila hold mighty Limkokwing

Likila hold mighty Limkokwing

Maseru – Limkokwing University coach Ntlaloe Ntlaloe is satisfied with his side’s start to the A-Division season despite being held to a goalless draw by Likila United last Saturday on the opening day of the 2017/18 campaign. Limkokwing are one of the favourites to win promotion to the Econet Premier League after they finished fourth in the North Stream last season.

Limkokwing were also one of the busier sides in the off-season transfer market adding Limpho Motanya, Potlaki Nkoebele, Teboho Matolo, Pontšo Ntisa and Tumelo Phalatsi and they have been tipped to be leading contenders for the North Stream’s sole promotion spot alongside Lerotholi Polytechnic and Galaxy.
However, Limkokwing’s quest to reach the top-flight hit an immediate speed-bump as their wastefulness in front of goal meant they had to share the points with Likila.

Ntlaloe, though, insisted the point gained against the Butha-Buthe side could prove crucial at the end of the season despite disappointingly falling behind rivals Lerotholi and Galaxy who both recorded opening weekend wins.
“You never know how valuable that point could be. It is tight in the beginning of the league season but there are still many games to go and we remain positive,” he said.
“You could see that the fight is there, the spirit is terrific,” Ntlaloe added.
“We thought we had everything. We created some chances, not as many as we would have liked to, but all that was missing was a goal.”
Limkokwing hosted Likila at Kick4Life and the game began at a breathless pace with both teams refreshingly eager to attack.

However, for the hosts, their afternoon was plagued by poor finishing with the main culprit being Lemohang Lintša despite his lively display.
The draw puts pressure on Limkokwing to get back to winning ways in their next match, away to Litšilo on Saturday.
Ntlaloe, however, said his charges remain confident and insisted he wouldn’t have to change much.

“All I can complain about from our last game is just a little lack of composure and a slight lack of quality at times in certain areas of the pitch,” he said.
Meanwhile, A-Division Management Committee (ADMACO) public relations officer Mothusi Letsie applauded last weekend’s beginning of the second tier season which saw 10 matches played across the first division’s two streams, North and South.

“I am very glad, the A-Division league season started very well, from the players, matches, referees and we do not want to forget the fans of the game. I mean everything is super at the moment,” Letsie said.
“We saw the games start on time. We would urge the players, officials and everyone to keep up the good work and show some sense of respect for the love of the game.”

A-Division weekend results:
North Stream
Saturday
Lerotholi Polytechnic 4-2 Butha-Buthe Warriors
Limkokwing University 0-0 Likila United
CCX 1-1 Lifofane

Sunday
Galaxy 1-0 Litšilo
Mphatlalatsane 1-2 Ketane

South Stream
Swallows 1-0 Rovers
Lijabatho 1-2 Machokha
Mangau 4-2 Roma Boys
Qoaling Highlanders 3-2 Quthing LMPS
Manonyane 1-1 Lithabaneng Golden

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