The current mentor is yet to taste victory after taking over. The team will be carrying the weight of very hopeful Basotho on their shoulders when they face Zimbabwe in their own backyard.
With a number of goals needed in order to progress to the tournament finals, the striking force needs to be at its best. It is not going to be an easy task though, because they have been struggling to score many goals. Likuena have normally scored one goal or two. In their first qualifier against South Africa, they surprisingly scored total six goals; three home and away.
Coming to this match, not only goal-scoring has to be at its best, the defence has to be at its maximum best too. Should they concede a goal, they would be left with an even steeper mountain to climb. It is already a tough one to win this game by two goals without conceding. ”We need to keep encouraging them to be brave in the final third. The mentality coming to this game is improving in our team,” the head coach Thabo Senong said.