This crunch encounter will be played in Cape Verde on Sunday afternoon. Speaking at the media briefing on Tuesday, Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) President Advocate Salemane Phafane called on the entire nation to fully rally behind Likuena as well as pray hard in order to see the team turn a new page by qualifying for the continental finals.
He said it is rare for Likuena to reach this stage where it is left with a final game to win in order to qualify for the AFCON finals to be staged in Egypt in June to July this year. “Let us be fully behind our national team as they stand a better chance to qualify than ever before,” he commented. Adv. Phafane KC thanked the association together with the Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, the premier league, clubs for releasing their players and the media to see Likuena where it is now. He said LeFA has promised the players incentives if they qualify with win or draw against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde. “If they draw they will get M6000 and another M6000 in addition to their normal allowances,” he added.