Mahlaha refuses to throw in towel

Mahlaha refuses to throw in towel

MASERU – Relegation threatened Likhopo head coach Halemakale Mahlaha insists they are not giving up the fight for survival just yet.
He said the few games they are left with are a source of motivation to him and his players to work even harder to avoid the chop at the end of the season.

Likhopo are second place from bottom in the Econet Premier League with only 17 points and are at risk of getting relegated.
They lost 1-0 to the defending champions Bantu on Monday despite producing a great performance and creating goal scoring opportunities, they just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Finishing has been ‘The Red Army’s problem since the beginning of the season and they still have not found a solution to it.
“We are not going to be relegated at all basing on the performance and motivation I see within my players and the games that are left. We are working on our finishing and also to put a stop to conceding because now we no longer concede many goals meaning we are getting there,” Mahlaha said.
He admitted the pressure to survive is mounting on his players and lack of experience in the team is playing a major role.

“I hope that we will win the remaining games so that we do not stay where we are right now. The squad is inexperienced and there is pressure especially for our strikers upfront that’s why we miss several chances,” he said.
“We find ourselves missing a lot of chances, we are trying to pass the ball and then score,” Mahlaha said.

“Even that goal we conceded (against Bantu) was not a big deal because it was a small mistake whereby a player had to do something but could not. I think we are going to gain more points on these remaining matches so that we do not get relegated.”

Nkheli Liphoto

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