Matlama, Sundawana tie hangs in balance

Matlama, Sundawana tie hangs in balance

MATLAMA – Econet Premier League outfit Matlama say they are in the dark over Saturday’s tie against troubled club, Sundawana.
Speaking yesterday, ‘Tse Putsoa’ communications and marketing manager Tankiso Moletsane said the club have no idea if the game will go ahead after Sundawana failed to turn up for their last two league matches, against Kick4Life and Majantja.
‘Tse Bo Yellow’ are in chaos after players abandoned training sessions two weeks ago over outstanding salaries insisting they will not play until they are paid.

Last week the premier league tried to intervene to remedy the situation but nothing has changed at the Butha-Buthe side.
Matlama are scheduled to face Sundawana on Saturday at the Maputsoe DiFA Stadium.
“We don’t know if the game will continue or not,” Moletsane told thepost.

“Yesterday we got a message (from the league) that we should prepare ourselves (because) we might go to Maputsoe. But what if we go there and Sundawana don’t turn up? Who will refund our expenses because they have failed to show up for two games?”
Matlama returned to winning ways last weekend with a 2-0 win over Lesotho Mounted Police Service, a result which lifted ‘Tse Putsoa’ into fourth position.

If the situation at Sundawana does not improve sources say the premier league and Lesotho Football Association will meet to decide whether to allow the premiership to continue with 13 clubs and promote three teams at the end of the season or immediately promote one side from the A-Division to take Sundawana’s place.

Meanwhile, Matlama confirmed they will host a special conference next week. It is expected that an interim committee to run the club will be nominated at the meeting.

Luciah Phahla

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