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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Swallows win promotion to Econet Premier League

Swallows have won the 2017/18 A-Division South Stream finishing
three points ahead of Lithabaneng Golden

Swallows have been promoted to the Econet Premier League after beating Rovers 2-1 in Roma on Sunday on the final day of the South Stream season.

The victory gave Swallows the title ahead of their nearest challengers Lithabaneng Golden who could only manage a 1-1 draw with Manonyane in Lithabaneng.

The results mean Swallows finished the campaign three points ahead of Lithabaneng Golden who will now enter the Econet Premiership promotion playoffs alongside North Stream runners up Ketane and the 12th placed finishers in the top-flight.

Wrapping up the South Stream crown is a big relief for Swallows.

Lebohang Matobo’s charges had slipped up in the run-in drawing 1-1 with Quthing LMPS and then losing 2-0 to Machokha in their last two games to see their six-point lead at the top of the South Stream cut to one point heading into the final day of the season.

The sudden and unexpected dip had raised Lithabaneng Golden’s hopes and revived the memories of recent disappointments for Swallows most notably last season when Maswai-swai were beaten to promotion by Majantja on the last day of the campaign.

However, by finally finishing the job in Roma, Swallows have clinched a return to Lesotho’s elite league for the first time since they were relegated in 2011.

Swallows join North Stream champions Galaxy who already secured their ticket to the Econet Premier League’s Promised Land by winning the northern section of the first division at the end of March.

Recent South Stream champions:
2013/14: Kick4Life
2014/15: Liphakoe
2015/16: Sky Battalion
2016/17: Majantja
2017/18: Swallows

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