Madidilane: Bantu will create history in Lesotho football

  • 18 January, 2019

Lesotho-based Bantu Football Club coach, James Madidilane has declared that his team are still capable of getting a positive result against Enugu Rangers International in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday, January 20.

According to Football Live reports, Madidilane is adamant that his side's underdog status takes a lot of pressure away from the competition despite their 2-1 loss during the first leg on Sunday, January 13.
The Bantu coach also added that despite losing on home turf, they cannot be stopped from believing that they can pull off a miracle against Rangers.
He stressed the fact that they are still on par to create football history in Lesotho by qualifying for the group stages of the ongoing campaign.
Bantu netted a late goal back against The Flying Antelopes in the first leg at the 7,000 capacity Leshoboro Seeiso Sports Complex, Mafeteng, such that Madidilane believes the reverse fixture can go in his team’s favour.

Having led Bantu to back to back league titles in his two seasons at the club, the 32-year-old has his sights on achieving what no other club side from Lesotho has done.
The Mafeteng-based club had fallen out in previous outings in the CAF Champions League in 2015 and 2018.

Though they were able to progress past the preliminary round in this season’s league, they lost to AS Vita of Congo in the first round.
The South Africa ex-international said: “We are not scared of Rangers, but we respect them like we respected other teams.
“We have a good team which can win; if they minimise the mistakes and convert our chance.
“It would mean a lot to our team as Bantu Football club and also for the nation to see a club from Lesotho going through to the group stages.

“Bantu have a chance to write history in Lesotho football. It’s not going to be easy but we have worked in a way that we get the positive result.”
Bantu FC will go head to head against Rangers International on Sunday, January 20 in the second leg of the Caf Confederations Cup.


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