Africa-Press – Lesotho. The Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) has penalised Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Football Club and Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) for failing to honour their Vodacom Premier League (VPL) matches.
In an interview with LDF Communications and Media Manager (CMM) Dolly Ntakha, Informative Sport gathered that the club is not happy with PLMC judgement.
“PLMC send us the letter last Friday that instructed us to give the valid
reasons why our team did not show up for premier league matches. LDF was scheduled to play against Liphakoe and Likhopo consecutively. We responded to the letter
and humbly explained that LDF did not attend the games due to the fact that the team’s three players were called to play for the national team – Likuena, which
was playing its national tournaments. We were surprised to receive yet another letter from PLMC on Monday indicating that Liphakoe and Likhopo will be awarded
each be awarded three points and three goals,” said Ntakha. Ntakha further explained that LDF cannot afford to lose such crucial 6 points and 6 goals.
He said the team is on its peak as most of the premier league teams are more focused and determined to fight for the championship title, adding that LDF is planning to launch an appeal to PLMC about this
judgement. In terms of the ongoing Covid-19 testing for elite teams, he informed that LDF tested the team members at Makoanyane Military Hospital on Wednesday and the results were sent back to PLMC.
He said there is no positive record from his team. LMPS Communications and Media Manager Mosiuoa Lekhooana also confirmed that his team received the letter from PLMC that entails that three
points and goals will be offered to Linare following LMPS’s failure to attend the match against Linare. Lekhooana stated that his team has already sent the
formal complaint to PLMC about this matter. In a separate interview with PLMC Public Relations Officer Qamako Mahao, he told this reporter that PLMC has reached the final decision to
award free points to all those teams that LMPS and LDF failed to face, he further mentioned that all the training sessions of premier league teams are restricted while the teams continue taking tests for Covid-19.