LCS captain Khoto Sesinyi
Dynamos in the Caf Champions League on Sunday knowing they have almost an
impossible task on their hands. LCS are 3-0 down after a comprehensive beating
at the Rufaro Stadium in the first leg two weekends ago. Zimbabwe
Masheshena’s task is made even tougher by injury doubts over regulars Lawrence Molengoane, Paseka Moroanyane, Kutloisiso Nthonyana, Moitheri Ntobo, Thulo Ranchobe and Lieta Lehloka.
The first leg, in which Tawanda Muparati, Boban Ziruntusa and Patson Jaure were on the score-sheet for Dynamos, was another reminder of the gulf in class for
clubs. Lesotho ’s
top league simply isn’t competitive enough and the country’s clubs are
eternally hamstrung whenever they compete continentally. Lesotho
“We gave everything we could to win the match,” LCS coach Mosholu Mokhothu said after the first leg loss two weeks ago. “But we were outclassed in all departments by a better team, playing in a league better than ours.”
The fact goalkeeper Sam Ketsekile was Masheshena’s best player in the first leg says it all.
LCS have said they are optimistic of a good turnout for the tomorrow’s return game and Mokhothu remained positive regarding his side’s chances.
“Dynamos had their fans to their advantage in the first leg match and we can also do well if our fans can rally behind us all the way on Sunday,” he said.
But even with a full house at Setsoto, things don’t look promising for LCS. Masheshena don’t have a particularly good record in the competition. LCS were knocked out by
Platinum Stars in 2008 and by Uganda Revenue Authority, 3-0 on aggregate, last
year. South Africa
“Three goals are a bit too much and, yes, we are now under immense pressure to overturn this result,” LCS captain Khoto Sesinyi said. One goal from visiting Dynamos tomorrow will mean
champions have to score five. Lesotho
Caf Champions League
Preliminary round, second leg
Sunday, 03 March
Lesotho) v Dynamos ( ) Zimbabwe
3-0 to Dynamos after the first leg