Teboho Moloi started his tenure as head coach of Lesotho side Linare on a losing note after his team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat.
Montoeli Sonopo and Morapeli Lesoetsa scored on either half to hand Lioli victory on the second day of the Vodacom Premier League.
The former Orlando Pirates player and assistant coach will be hoping to pick up his first set of maximum points on Wednesday when they visit LDF.
The league campaign roared to life this weekend after mobile phone operator, Vodacom, was unveiled as the new sponsor of the Lesotho Premier League (LPL), replacing Econet.
Vodacom signed a three-year deal to the value of R8.5 million with the Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) to become the Premiership headline sponsor.
Vodacom Lesotho said the agreement was timely as it came when the football season was about to resume following the break forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Linare have not won any cup in 40 years and will be looking to Moloi to turn around their fortunes as they celebrate 90 years of existence.
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