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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sky Battalion promoted to Vodacom Premier League

New additions to the Vodacom Premier League family...
Sky Battalion
Sky Battalion have been promoted to the Vodacom Premier League after a win over Majantja coupled with a loss by their nearest challengers Van Rooyen United meant they have an unassailable lead at the top of the A-Division southern stream.
Sky Battalion beat Majantja 1-0 in Mohale’s Hoek on Saturday while Van Rooyen lost 1-0 to Mangau on Sunday.

The results mean Sky Battalion have 37 points from 16 games while Van Rooyen have 31 from 17.

As a result, Van Rooyen can no longer overtake Sky Battalion in the race to reach the premiership.

There are 10 teams in each of the A-Division’s two streams – north and south. In each stream the teams, therefore, play a total of 18 league games in the season.

Sky Battalion, coached Mothobi Molebatsi, will face Manonyane and Melele in their final two games.

The club is owned by Chinese national, Hua Gao. The construction businessman nicknamed Messi has bankrolled the club’s rapid rise. In the 2012/13 season Sky Battalion were competing in the C-division, Lesotho’s fourth tier league.

Four years later they will be competing in the top-flight where glamour of facing the likes of Lioli, Bantu and Matlama await.

Vodacom A Division
Southern Stream Results
Majantja 1-2 Sky Battalion
Roma Boys 2-0 Mafeteng Stars
Melele 2-0 Manonyane
Qoaling Highlanders 2-1 Fisters
Van Rooyen United 0-1 Mangau

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