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LIKHOPO fullback, 'Mari Moloi, left, closes in Matlama left back, Nkesi Rankhasa, in the Prime Minister’s Cup quarterfinals in which Tse Putsoa were knocked out at Setsoto Stadium. File pic

Likhopo stun LMPS for second victory

Mikia Kalati

LIKHOPO brewed an upset on Sunday to beat highly fancied LMPS 2-1 in an Econet Premier League match played at PTC Ground.

LMPS broke the deadlock in the first half but the Red Army found their way back through Jame Mothotjela before Masupha Majara sealed all three points to give them only their second win in 10 matches.

Both victories have come after the appointment of Halemakale Mahlaha as coach.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Bantu were held to a frustrating goalless stalemate by stubborn LCS.

A Matšo Matebele have amassed 23 points from 10 games.

Meanwhile, former champions, Matlama produced a battling performance, coming from a goal down to beat Majantja 2-1 in an exciting encounter at Ratjomose Barracks.

Tlhoriso Musa thrust Majantja into an early lead but Phafa Tšosane’s volleyed effort brought Matlama back into the game before Motebang Sera snatched the win for Tse Putsoa in the dying minutes.

The country’s most successful side are now unbeaten in four games and have overtaken LMPS and Liphakoe to third.

Matlama now have 18 points from nine games in which they won five times.

On Saturday, rookies Sefotha-fotha produced a workman-like performance to hold Lioli 1-all at LCS Ground.

Mohau Mothibeli shocked the log leaders with an early goal but Tse Nala equalised through Tšoanelo Koetle towards the end of the first half.

The second half failed to produce any goals and Sefotha-fotha held on for a famous point which is likely to boost their confidence as they fight to secure top flight football status for another season.

Despite dropping valuable points on Saturday, Lioli remain the only unbeaten side in the league.

LDF continued with their fine form beating inconsistent Linare 2-0 at Maputsoe DIFA Ground.

In-form, Tšepo Toloane, netted his fifth goal of the campaign and Thabang Rabi added the second.

The win moved the army side into fourth position. They are tied at 18 points with Matlama who have a superior goal difference.

Kick4Life also produced a good performance beating Liphakoe 2-1 with goals from Khubetsoana Kamela and Fidel Ntoya.

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