Another weekend of Econet Premiere League action is upon us and will see Liphakoe in action home at LCS ground on Sunday afternoon against Swallows FC of Mazenod.
Liphakoe started a season with a loss against Kick4life away at the same venue conceding 2 penalties resulting to 2-1 loss. The 2 teams are sitting at the bottom of the Econet Premiere League with Swallows being the last on log and Liphakoe sitting on 10th position in a league of 14 teams.
Both clubs played a single game in the 2019-20 season, Swallows lost heavily against reigning champions Matlama Football Club at Setsoto stadium while Liphakoe also lost against FC Kick4life at LCS on the 14th and 15th September respetively.
Swallows 0-6 Matlama , Sat 14 Sep
Kick4life 2-1 Liphakoe, Sun 15 Sep
Swallows are one of the Premiere League rivals to Liphakoe which started in the A-division times where they were competing for Premiere League promotion, In 2014-15 Swallows got relegated to the 3rd tier after loosing 3 nil to Liphakoe in Quthing while Liphakoe was crowned the Southern-stream champions in the same game,Swallows needed a point to be save in the A-division league.
The two team have met twice in the Premiere league after Swallows got a promotion to the Premiere League in 2017-18 season. Swallows won both game at home and Away winning 1 nil in the league opening game of 2018-19 season first round at Ratjomose ground, and later won 2-1 at LCS ground in the second round.
Before promotion to Premiere league, Liphakoe FC won both of its league games at Mazenod and in Quthing, in the first round of the league Liphakoe won 1 nil against Swallows with a winning goal being scored by Thabo Mats’oele in the final minutes of the game,scoring a stunning backwheel goal and Liphakoe won second round game by 3 nil with Neo Skosana, Tsepo Toloane and Thabo Mats’oele being goal scorers for maroon and gold.
Swallows have, in their ranks the experience of Mohau Khali who is a constant threat at goal and will be keen to get off the mark in the early stages of the season. The attacker has been in the books of Matlama FC for the previous seasons and being one of the regular starters.
Swallows also registered several experienced players including Tseliso Ramafikeng ,Tumelo Maine and Lehlohonolo Mothetsi, all from Bantu. David Lebakeng and Tsotleho Phakoane are one of the experienced players they have in defense.
WHAT TO EXPECT
With both clubs wounded from their previous games, their encounter is expected to be a tough one, Swallows will be looking to maintain their winning streak against Liphakoe while Liphakoe need their first Premiere League win against Swallows. Swallows is also mentored by coach Motebang Makhetha who was a coach in maroon and gold colors and will be working hard to not loose against his former club. Both clubs play entertaining possession football and a beautiful game is expected.
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LIPHAKOE VS SWALLOWS
Date: 22 Sep 2019
Venue: LCS Ground