By Mikia Kalati
MASERU — LCS coach, Mosholu “Shoes” Mokhothu, says no local club would have beaten Dynamos following his team’s 0-3 loss to the Zimbabwean champions in the continental Caf Champions’ League match in Harare last Sunday.
Goals from Tawanda Muparati, Ugandan Boban Ziruntusa and Patson Jaure gave Dynamos a healthy lead ahead of the second leg match in Maseru on March 3 at Setsoto Stadium.
“We gave everything we could to win the match, but we were outclassed in all departments by a better team, playing in a league better than ours,” Mokhothu said.
“We have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better plan to win the second leg tie at home.”
The LCS coach told the Lesotho Times following their return from Zimbabwe that his team could have conceded more than they did against Dynamos.
Mokhothu admitted that his side faces a mammoth task of scoring more than three goals in the return leg against a formidable Dynamos team to advance to the next phase of the competition.
“There is no time to rest. we will be back at the training ground as soon possible to try and find ways to break them in the second leg match,” said Mokhothu.
“I may not guarantee that we will make it past the preliminary round, but we have to at least go out with our heads held high by winning the second leg encounter.”
Dynamos grabbed the lead through Muparati in the 20th minute before Ugandan international Ziruntusa increased the lead in the 59th minute.
Defender Jaure netted the third goal in the 70th minute to ensure that the Zimbabwean champions carry a healthy lead coming to the second leg tie in Maseru.
LCS captain, Khoto Sesing, told reporters after the match that their game plan to get a draw backfired after they conceded a goal in the first half of the match.
“It was a tough game, we did everything according to what we had planned but it didn’t work out,” Sesing told reporters.
“During the match, we played with one striker upfront because we only wanted to contain them here (Rufaro) and then play our normal game in the return leg.
“But it’s unfortunate it went this way.
“Three goals are a bit too much and, yes, we are now under immense pressure to overturn this result,” said Sesing.