We’re not dreaming of top four, says Mafoso

We’re not dreaming of top four, says Mafoso

MASERU-Kick4Life coach Bob Mafoso has downplayed his side’s chances of finishing in the Econet Premier League’s top four despite their scintillating run of form.
The Old Europa outfit are third on the log with 28 points from 15 games but Mafoso insists a top four finish is not their focus, Kick4Life just want to take each game as it comes.
At some point, even a top eight finish did not seem possible.

Entering November, Kick4Life only had one win from their opening seven games and were closer to the relegation zone than a spot in the league’s top half.

The turning point was a memorable 2-0 victory over Matlama on November 11.
Since then Mafoso’s charges have been on a roll, winning six of their last seven games.
No side has collected more than Kick4Life’s haul of 22 points from their last eight games and Mafoso’s side are in prime position to seal their turnaround with a place amongst the league’s top four at the end of the campaign, an achievement which would come with the added bonus of a ticket into next season’s Independence Cup Top 4 showpiece.

Mafoso, however, said such daydreams are far from their minds.
“We cannot say we are aiming for anything now,” he said.
“We are taking one game at a time and looking at the results we are getting; we have not yet changed our season’s objectives, we just want to fight to get into the top eight.”

“We did not have a crisis,” Mafoso added when asked about his side’s slow start to the campaign.
“We were building our team at the beginning of the season. We changed a lot of things so that we adapt quickly (during games). I think we are getting to where we want to be even though we cannot say we are perfect,” he said.
Whatever Kick4Life’s objectives are, they have a perfect chance to maintain their third place cushion on Sunday when they travel to face relegation-threated Galaxy at the Maputsoe DiFA Stadium.

Bottom of the league, Galaxy have the top-flight’s worst record and have lost 11 of their 15 games this season.
However, despite Kick4Life being heavy favourites on paper to get the better of Galaxy, Mafoso insisted the Maputsoe side deserve to be respected and rejected any suggestions Sunday’s game will be a walk in the park.
“Our hard work as a team is the only thing that put us here,” Mafoso underlined.
“It was not going to be easy to achieve what we have by being individuals, so the unity in our team is the other contributing factor to our success so far.”

“If you look at Galaxy’s games this season, they haven’t conceded more than two goals in a game; it is not easy at all to play against them,” Mafoso continued.
“Their players are dedicated to the extent that when they hold the ball it is not easy to grab it (from them). They are dangerous; it is just that they do not have luck. We are going to approach (the game) like we approach any other tough team.”

Weekend fixtures:
Saturday (16:00)

Liphakoe vs. LCS (Quthing)
Linare vs. LMPS (DIFA Maputsoe)
Matlama vs. LDF (Setsoto Stadium)
Majantja vs. Sefotha-fotha (Mohale’s Hoek)

Sunday (16:00)

Likhopo vs. Lioli (Setsoto Stadium, 14:00)
Swallows vs. Bantu (Setsoto Stadium, 16:00)
Galaxy vs. Kick4Life (DIFA Maputsoe)

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