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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

LDF coach Motheo Mohapi: “Lack of discipline cost us against LCS”

Not a happy man... LDF coach Motheo Mohapi

LDF coach Motheo Mohapi has blamed a lack of discipline for his side’s embarrassing 5-0 loss to LCS in Sunday’s LNIG Top 8 quarterfinal first leg.

The rout at the LCS Stadium all but ends Sohle-Sohle’s hopes of progressing in the competition and will continue a trophy drought which dates back to 2008. The mauling is LDF’s worst defeat since a similar 5-0 loss to Lioli in April 2016 in the same tournament.

Speaking after his side’s defeat, a visibly upset Mohapi said LDF’s poor performance was a result of ill-discipline from the players.

“The thing is that the players’ behaviour is not good, football goes hand in hand with discipline,” he said.

Mohapi said a lack of discipline has been an on-going headache at the Ratjomose club in recent months.

“When the players are not behaving well, things like this will happen,” he said. “I don’t know, maybe they think they know better, but their behaviour is not pleasing. It is just this past week when we were discussing discipline which is (the players’) major problem.”

LDF will meet LCS in the second leg on March 10 and despite the mountain to climb, Mohapi refused to give up on the tie.

“We will go back to the drawing board and work hard, this game isn’t over,” Mohapi insisted.

“Where we made mistakes we will go back to fix them, but what I can tell you is that there are players that are not behaving well which is the major problem that I am going through at the moment.”

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