Maime’s strike earns K4L win over Linare in VPL

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Maime’s strike earns K4L win over Linare in VPL
Steve Fleming
July 12, 2021

Rapuliana Maime’s first half strike was enough to hand Kick4Life a 1-0 win over Linare and return to winning ways in the Vodacom Premier League on Sunday afternoon at LCS grounds.

The win takes the Motebang Makhetha coached outfits to the 5th spot in the log standings with 24points. They have now won 7 of their 15 games.

Linare were at equal task to the Old Europa as they made some threatening attempts at the goals but they could not get past Liteboho Mokhehle. The latter was called early in the game to stop Mabuti Potloane from scoring in the 7th minute.

Maime then found the back of the net in the 16th minute, showing his skills and dribbling all the way into the box to fire past Maphala Modupi. New signing, Tlou Billet combined well with Mokoteli Mohapi and Teboho Lekhooa to boss the midfield.

With a few minutes before the break, Mokhehle did well to deny Potloane at rebound after Norman Kumatse had hit the cross bar.

Makhetha made an early change in the second half, resting Molemo Ntaote for Mongezi Mologovane. In the absence of Maphika Matobako, Lebohang Tjoloba filled the big shoes to marshal Siyabonga Mkhize.

Lekhooa unleashed a stunning strike in the 76th minute, forcing Modupi into a fine save. The introduction of Tse’ole Ranthimo gave Linare stability to compete in the midfield, and his combination with Potloane gave the visitors hope for an equalizer. Kick4Life however managed to protect their lead until the referee, Rets’elisitsoe Molise blew the final whistle.

Full Time: (Maime 16’) Kick4Life 1-0 Linare

Starting XI: Mokhehle, Tjoloba, Mohale, Thamahane, Makhetha, Billet (Molefe 74’), Ntaote (Mologovane 45’), Mohapi, Pantse, Lekhooa, Maime (Botsane 74’ – Monthla 89’)

Substitutes not used; Moabi, Lelimo, Khotso

Yellow card: Teboho Lekhooa, Mongezi Mologovane, Motebang Makhetha

League Table

PWDLFAGDPts
1Matlama1612222471738
2Bantu1412122762137
3Lioli188642291330
4LCS1583425111427
5LDF12732178924
6Lijabatho176652117424
7Linare157351713424
8Kick4Life157351213-124
9Liphakoe175571416-220
10Manonyane185581930-120
11CCX174761520-519
12LMPS135351212018
13Likhopo173681229-1715
14Lifofane182791422-813
15Swallows1624101226-1410
16Sefothafotha170611630-246

Fixtures

15/09/2019Liphakoe
22/09/2019Lioli
28/09/2019LMPS
13/10/2019Linare
19/10/2019Likhopo
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