Dream start for Majantja

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Mikia Kalati

MAJANTJA got off to a dream start in their return to top flight football with a 1-0 win over Linare at DIFA Ground in Mohale’s Hoek on Sunday.

Joseph Phike scored the only goal to hand new coach, Motlatsi Shale, a winning debut against his former employers.

Elsewhere on Sunday, former champions Lioli also got off to a good start beating Sandawana 2-0.

Tšepo Lekhooa opened the scoring and Tšoanelo Koetle killed the game as a contest from the penalty spot in the second half.

LCS missed a penalty as they played out a goalless draw with LMPS at LCS Ground.

LMPS goalkeeper, Akhente Pule, saved an effort by LCS midfielder, Khethisa Masenyetsa.

In another game on Sunday, Koetle Mohloai scored the only goal to hand LDF maximum points against Likhopo.

On Saturday, new boys Sefotha-fotha received a baptism of fire from champions, Bantu who thrashed them 4-0 at Maputsoe DIFA Ground.

New signing, Tsietsi Motšeare, made an immediate impact scoring the first goal for A Matšo Matebele which was also the first goal of the 2017/18 season.

Lindokuhle Pungulwa and another debutant, Lehohonolo Fothoane, as well as Moloisane Ramasimong also weighed in with the other goals as Bantu sent a clear statement about their intentions to defend their title.

The country most successful side, Matlama, were brought crashing down to earth by Liphakoe who narrowly beat them 0-1 on Saturday.

Tse Putsoa went into the match as favourites after bringing a number of quality players into their squad, but most of them were not available as their paperwork was yet to be completed.

Relebohile Moloinyane struck late for Liphakoe.

The match between Kick4Life and Sky Battalion did not take place on Sunday because the latter failed to produce the licences that allow their players to compete in the league.

Sky Battalion is now under new management having sold its status to the National University side, Rovers. They are likely to be docked points for their failure to complete the registration process before the start of the new campaign.

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against GD Points
1 Bantu 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3
2 Lioli 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3= LDF 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3= Liphakoe 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3= Majantja 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
6= LCS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
6= LMPS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 Kick4Life 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Sky Battalion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10= Likhopo 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
10= Linare 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
10= Matlama 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
13 Sandawana 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
14 Sefothafotha 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

 

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