He however, preferred not to speculate but opted to wait for the NEC to make its own decision. On a different note, Kalati said Likuena’s new playing kit was likely to be launched in the next two weeks. “There is a likelihood that the team would be wearing the new kit during the World Cup preliminary round qualifier against Ethiopia on September 8 at the Setsoto Stadium,” he also said.
He noted that this year, Likuena would have the busiest calendar because despite having already played at the regional Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Cup where they lost 2-1 against Botswana in the semi-finals, they would also play in the World Cup and CHAN qualifiers.
He said rotating the players would relief them as some would not be featured in the CHAN qualifiers. The CHAN competition only features players in the region’s domestic leagues while those plying their trade on foreign lands are considered for the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.Matlama players will bear the bulk of the busy calendar as most of them have the national squad duty and the club’s international commitments as well as the domestic league fixtures to deal with at the same time.