The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) is hoping to chop off Bantu skull when the two sides meet tomorrow in a Vodacom Premier League (VPL) catch-up match at Ratjomose Ground.
Simunye, as the police side is affectionately known, goes into the match at the back of a 1-0 win over Liphakoe last weekend having previously lost a match against Lioli the week before and a loss against log leaders Matlama.
Bantu on the other hand, goes into the match with equally-high spirits following their emphatic 6-0 thrashing of Manonyane and three draws, 1-1 against Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), 1-1 against Swallows and a 2-2 against Kick4Life.
The police outfit mentor Seephephe Matete, told Newsday Sports that they know Bantu are going to be a difficult opponent to beat but they are ready for the challenge.
â€œThey have been having some internal problems I am aware and they have recently been struggling but they come into this game after a strong win over Manonyane so they will be highly motivated but we are ready for the challenge,â€ Matete said.
â€œThey are a big team which we respect and they will definitely be coming strong so we need to be more careful as they will be fighting to bounce back to winning ways,â€ said Matete, adding that they are still in a regrouping process as they are not yet where he wants them to be.
â€œWe are still in a recuperating phase, identifying our strengths which will help us to protect our weaknesses so it is not just going to be easy.
â€œWe have a solid defense and midfield, so we are still trying to find an attacker then we will be set,â€ Matete said.
Bantu coach Teboho TÅ¡iu who recently re-joined the team, is facing some challenges but said they have quality players who are capable.
â€œLast weekend win, was a good motivation so we are going to be carrying that momentum although LMPS being a very good side also will not make it easy.
â€œIt is worrying because one cannot really tell whether we are going through a rough patch just like any other team or our problems are a result of bad organisation,â€ he said.
He said that LDF and LMPs are one of the stable teams in the league.
â€œLMPS, like LDF, is one of the teams which are stable in terms of playing personnel.
â€œWe do not have numbers in terms of playing personnel but we have a quality so we will go into the match to fight,â€ said Mafoso. In other league catch-up games, LCS hosts LDF at LCS ground tomorrow, while log leaders Matlama, will take on Lifofane at LCS in a second match of a double-header set for LCS Ground.