Ten man K4L bow out of LNIG Top8

LDF
2
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Kick4Life
Mokapane (36’)
Mohloai (89’)
Ten man K4L bow out of LNIG Top8
Steve Fleming
March 10, 2019

Kick4Life were knocked out of this year’s LNIG Top8 competition following their 2-0 loss to LDF on Saturday at Setsoto Stadium.

They were left frustrated after they threw and used everything in their power to get a goal, but LDF goal-minder Teboho Ratibisi was just blocking their way. In the 11th minute, Ratibisi was put under pressure by Tseliso Botsane who blocked his shot and Ratibisi was marvellous to stop the ball from going in.

Thabang Rabi tried his luck but he rifled too high at goals in the 22nd minute. LDF were then awarded a set piece outside the box and Tsolo Mokapane curled the ball over the wall to give his side the lead in the 36th minute.

Rasetabele Kalosane was introduced at the start of the second half and Obakeng Modirwa was rested. Kick4Life were almost punished for losing possession of the ball as LDF caught them on counter but Seeiso Lerotholi was alert to clear the danger in the 54th minute.

Kick4Life were now sending more men upfront and Captain Moruti Thamahane was unfortunate to miss a goal in the 59th minute. Lerotholi made a cross into the box and Ratibisi punched it away in the 64th minute.

Tseliso Botsane was at his usual best, making LDF defence run for their money as he used his pace. In the 75th minute, Botsane released a bullet and he was blocked away. Ratibisi was then booked for time wasting.

With ten minutes to play, Kick4Life were dealt with a blow when Ralekoti Mokhahlane committed a second bookable offence and he received his marching orders. Despite being one man down, they kept on pressing and Kalosane should have done better when he found himself unmarked in the box but he headed straight to the keeper.

LDF then made sure they cement their place in the last four when Koete Mohloai netted home in the 89th minute.

(Mokapane 36’, Mohloai 89’) LDF 2-0 Kick4Life

Man Of the Match: Likano Teele

Starting XI: Thetsane, Lerotholi, Nkune, Teele, Thamahane, Mokhahlane, Modirwa (Kalosane 45’), Mohapi-M, Botsane, Ntene (Kumatse 72’), Kamela

Substitutes not used: Moabi, Phantse, Seetane, Ntsenyane, Mafeka

Yellow card: Ralekoti Mokhahlane

Red card: Ralekoti Mokhahlane

League Table

PWDLFAGDPts
1Matlama26202453134062
2Bantu26186252114160
3LCS26147533141949
4LDF 2612862319444
5Kick4Life 26115102930-138
6LMPS2610792219337
7Lioli26113122822636
8Liphakoe269982521436
9Sefothafotha2661282126-530
10Likhopo2692152143-2329
11Linare2668122130-926
12Swallows2656151746-2921
13Galaxy2654171634-1819
14Majantja2645172154-3317

Fixtures

03/02/2019GalaxyAway
09/02/2019SwallowsHome
17/02/2019LikhopoAway
23/02/2019MatlamaHome
02/03/2019LinareAway
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