|Kick4Life Ladies will be looking to claim their |
first piece of Women's Super League silverware...
The top two in Lesotho women’s football – Kick4Life Ladies and LDF Ladies – will face off in the final of the Women’s Super League Tournament on Saturday.
The rivals finished first and second in last season’s league season and they are expected to battle it out for the title once again in the new campaign later in the year.
Before that, however, the teams have to decide the winners of the first Women’s Super League Tournament.
The final will be played at Setsoto Stadium and both sides go into the finale on the back of dominant runs.
Kick4Life comfortably won all three of their tournament group games before smashing Basetsana 5-2 in the semi-finals two weeks ago at Makoanyane Barracks. However, as impressive as Kick4Life have been, LDF have been even more dominant.
The 2017 league champions, who pipped Kick4Life to the title, won their three group games by a combined 17-0 margin.
LDF then thumped Stoko 4-0 in the semi-finals.
Given both teams’ dominance, it is clear Saturday’s final could lay down a marker for the 2018 Women’s Super League season which is tentatively scheduled to start in September.
The Women’s Super League Tournament was introduced in May after the new league season was postponed because of a change in the CAF calendar.
The change means the women’s top-fight will now run from September until around March the following. Before this year the first three editions of the Women’s Super League were played over the calendar year with Basetsana winning the league in 2015, Stoko in 2016 and LDF in 2017.
The postponement of the league was also convenient because of Lesotho’s involvement in the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON 2018) qualifiers. Mehalalitoe beat Swaziland in the first round of the qualifiers in April before falling to South Africa at the last hurdle last month.
The Women’s Super League Tournament consisted of eight sides split into two groups of four teams.
In the north stream it was Stoko, Berea Ladies, Kick4Life Ladies and Basetsana. In the south it was Rovers Ladies, Mafeteng Sisters, Sky Battalion and LDF Ladies.
The teams played each other once in a round robin format before the top two sides from each group progressed to the semi-finals.
By all accounts the Lesotho Football Association backed tournament has been a success and everything now comes down to finals day at Setsoto.
The action will start with a third-place playoff between Stoko and Sky Battalion at 12:00.
At 14:30, LDF and Kick4Life will then enter the field to decide the winners of the first piece of silverware in this season’s Women Super League football campaign.