Majantja matches on

Majantja matches on

Maseru – After a successful promotion to the Vodacom Premier League last month, Majantja continued their fine run by beating Limkokwing University in the A-Division Top 8 quarterfinals last Saturday at Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena.
Limkokwing led 2-0 in first half but Mohapi Selialie saved the day for Majantja with a timely second half brace.

The game ended in a draw taking it to a penalty shoot-out where Majantja took advantage and won 4-2 to qualify for the semi-finals which will kick-off today at Bambatha.

Limkokwing coach David Ntlaloe said his side made silly mistakes. “We lost focus, we made some blunders that created goals for our opponent, we were many at the back and that worked on our disadvantage,” he said.
“We were not supposed to concede the second goal because we were already two goals ahead.”

“The other challenge is that we did not have time to train because of the approaching examinations,” Ntlaloe added.
“The attendance (at training) was not good, that’s why the players ended the game almost tired, but generally we worked very well, beyond my expectations.”

Majantja coach Retšelisitsoe Matsepe said he gave game-time to players that were not regulars in the team.
“We gave players a chance to play in this game,” he explained.

“We did not play according to how we planned, the reason being that some players who we used in the second half were still writing interviews at Lesotho Defense Force and they arrived late and we had to use them in the second half,” he said.

“Even our preparations were not good hence the players got tired in the first half,” he added. “There was a time when high schools were playing and we gave the players a chance to play for their respective schools, meaning we had a whole week without them. So we had to change the strategy and add numbers in the frontline,” he said.

Matsepe said Majantja will go back to the drawing board and reinforce their strategies in order to produce a better display in the semi-finals.

“We did not have our strengths and we will have to go back and work on improving our strengths. We will try to use our known players who were playing in the league,” Matsepe said.

“This game was very good to use because it made us realise our weaknesses and our strengths,” he added.
Majantja will wrestle against Swallows in today’s semi-finals after the Mazenod side beat Sefotha-fotha on penalties on Sunday. In the other semi, Lerotholi Polytechnic will take on Galaxy.

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