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Bokamoso College Ladies secure promotion to Women Super League

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Thabo Rakhomo

Bokamoso College Ladies emerged triumphant in the two-day women’s promotional play-offs held on Saturday and Sunday at DIFA Stadium, Mohale’s Hoek. Their stellar performance secured them a spot in the upcoming 2024/2025 Lesotho Women Super League (WSL).

Bokamoso College Ladies sealed their place in the WSL after a remarkable display, winning three matches and drawing one to amass ten points, topping the Southern Regional play-offs ahead of their formidable rivals, Majantja Ladies.

Reflecting on their victory, team captain Nteboheleng Raleting emphasised the importance of discipline in their success. Raleting highlighted their tenacity, particularly in their 2-2 draw against Majantja, and her pivotal role in their dominant 9-0 victory over FC Eagles from Mafeteng, where she netted an impressive six goals.

Head coach, Rorisang Makoetlane, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, asserting that they deserved their promotion to the elite women’s league.

Makoetlane credited their thorough analysis of opponents and adaptability as key factors in their triumph. He acknowledged the stiff challenge posed by Majantja in the final match but commended his team’s resilience in rallying from a 2-0 deficit to secure a crucial draw and clinch the championship.

“We analysed every team and approached each one of them differently and they could not keep up. However, Majantja in the final match gave us a serious run for our money and led 2-0 at half-time which really frustrated my team. But we managed to show character and went on to equalise in the second-half and that draw sealed our win of the championship,” he said.

Looking ahead, Makoetlane highlighted the need to bolster the squad, particularly in defense and goal-scoring positions, and noted the absence of key midfielder Lineo Ndebele due to injury.

However, he praised the team’s depth and players who stepped up in Ndebele’s absence.

In a jubilant statement, team manager Tšepo Monaheng expressed gratitude to the technical team, players, and supporters for their unwavering support.

Monaheng assured Bokamoso Ladies’ supporters and the football community that the team is determined to establish itself in the Lesotho Women Super League. He pledged to focus on maintaining their league status in the first season and set ambitious goals for subsequent seasons.

The WSL will see two new teams following the relegation of Mawes Ladies and Rovers Ladies this year, with the second team from the Northern Region yet to be confirmed.

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