Majantja eye top-eight finish

Majantja eye top-eight finish

MASERU – Econet Premier League new boys Majantja are eying a top eight finish in their first season in the top-flight since winning promotion last year.  Majantja had the chance to go fifth on the log this past weekend but saw their 2-2 draw with fellow newcomers Sefotha-fotha keep them in sixth position.

Nevertheless, the club’s spokesperson, Tšepang Makakole, lauded the players’ mentality after facing several difficulties this season.
Early in the campaign the club was rocked by infighting between its executives and players abandoning training due to unpaid salaries. If that was not enough for the Mohale’s Hoek based club, they had to deal with the sudden passing of head coach Motlatsi Shale in December which gravely affected everyone at the club.

“Of course our target right now is to make sure we stay within the top eight and, if possible, we also want to improve our position and finish a bit higher,” Makakole said.

“The players have been doing well and responded very well to the challenges we had this season. Remember, our coach passed on and it affected the players. There were fights within management, the players also refused to train due to unpaid salaries; a lot of things happened that affected the team but things are now back to normal,” he said.

Makakole said being in the top eight mix in their first season is an achievement for Majantja. “Although the team is not perfect, the international break provides us with an opportunity to sit down and fix whatever we need to fix as the season is now coming to end,” he said.

Luciah Phahla

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