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LDF invincibles lay down the marker

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Seabata Mahao

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Ladies have underlined their intentions for the 2023/24 season with a 6-0 drubbing of Rover Ladies FC during their season opener.

The 2023/24 Women’s Super League (WSL) season only got underway last weekend, and the LDF Ladies, who are the current defending champions already look like they will walk to the title.  

Last season the LDF invincibles set a new WSL record by going the entire season without losing a single match, all while winning everything in sight.

The first batch of the WSL opening games took place at Mejametalana Air-wing Ground, with the second batch played at Morija Ground in Maseru.

From the matches played at Mejametalana, Thaba-Tseka Ladies FC and Bantu Ladies settled for a 1-1 stalemate, while Mphaki Ladies FC defeated Mawese Ladies FC 2-1 in the battle of the rookies.  

In the second batch of matches, Kick4Life Ladies FC, who finished as last season’s runners-up, beat Lijabatho Ladies FC 2-1. Berea Ladies FC drew 2-all with LMPS Ladies FC in the other match.

Kick4Life is beginning life without their last season’s star player, Morakane Mokhothu, who secured a student-athlete scholarship to the United States (U.S.) during the off-season.

Kick4Life coach, Elizabeth Yelimala told Newsday Sports that the ‘Europa Ladies’ were still anticipating a highly exciting 2023/24 season despite losing their star players. She said their absence creates an opportunity for the new signings to make their mark.

“My players are well aware not to look down on any team as they are sure the newcomers will come prepared to prove that they deserve a spot in the WSL,” Yelimala said.

In the next WSL games, LDF Ladies will entertain Mawese Ladies; Rovers Ladies will hope to make up for their opening-day defeat with a win against Thaba-Tseka Ladies. Kick4Life Ladies will battle it out against Berea Ladies at Agric College Ground in Maseru.

Mphaki Ladies will face LMPS Ladies, while Bantu Ladies will take aim at Lijabatho Ladies at Mafeteng Ground.

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