Lesotho’s lead tactician Moses Maliehe has named a 19 man squad that will be traveling to Uganda to face off with the Cranes in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
Lesotho Likuena visit the Pearl of Africa this week to take on the Uganda Cranes in the first leg of a Group L two-tie clash that is slated for Saturday 13th October at Namboole Stadium as the two sides compete for slots to play at the finals in Cameroon 2019.
The team will be expected to jet into the country on Thursday 11th and have training sessions at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Kampala to get a feel of the turf before Saturday’s big duel.
Uganda currently top Pool L with four points after two games while Lesotho and Tanzania tie up in second place with two points apiece. Cape Verde are bottom of the group with just one point following their 1-0 home loss to Uganda on match day 1 of the qualification campaign and a draw with Lesotho on match day 2.
The two top countries from each of the eight groups will then qualify for the continental tournament that will be hosted in Cameroon mid-way next year.
Lesotho Likuena Team
Goalkeepers: Samuel Khetsekile (FC Masheshena), Lomani Mphuthi (LDF FC), Mohau Kuenane (Free agent)
Defenders: Kopano Tseka (Lioli Football club), Mafa Moremoholo (Lioli Football club), Nkau Lerotholi (LMPS), Basia Makepe (LMPS)
Midfielders: Tsepo Toloane (LDF), Tsotleho Jane (Free agent), Hlompho Kalake (Bantu FC), Luciano Matsoso (Black Leopards), Mabuti Potloane (Matlama Football club), Tumelo Khutlang (Black Leopards), Jane Thaba Ntso (Matlama)
Forwards: Masoabi Nkoto (Real Kings FC), Motebang Sera (Matlama), Setho Moshoeshoe (LCS), Thapelo Tale (LCS)
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Group L)
First Leg: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Uganda Cranes vs. Lesotho Likuena – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Charges: Ordinary (U.shs 15,000/=), VIP (U.shs 40,000/=) and VVIP (U.shs 150,000/=)
Return Leg Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018:
Lesotho Likuena Vs Uganda Cranes – Setsoto Stadium, Maseru Lesotho
By Robert K James