“I have had to train without ball work. My message to Basotho is to abide by the rules of the lock-down. It is for our own safety. We all know that prevention is better than cure. I would like to see all of us safe and alive when we return to action. May God be with us all,” he said in the interview with LeFA Website.
In resposne to the difference of playing for the junior national team and senior team, Lichaba said the difference is not that huge, adding that with the juniors, one would find that most of the players still feature for their respective countries and are not that well known, but it is different when one goes to the senior level because they come against big name players, who ply their trade in Europe like it was the case with Nigeria's Super Eagles recently and most of the time they are underdogs.
He said this is due to the fact that majority of them play in the domestic league at the Econet Premier League .
When quizzed for being touted as the penalty specialist from when he led Bantu FC to a win against Botswana's Township Rollers in the CAF Champions League, Lichaba said what he could say was that penalties need skill and a lot of practicing.
“Every day after the training session, I remain with players that are good penalty takers to test my abilities to stop them. That has helped me a lot over the years, he boasted.
On the issue of having earned 10 senior national team caps since making his debut for Likuena and to share with Basotho his best and toughest moments, he said their last match against Nigeria, which is regarded as the power house and came with a very strong squad of experienced players, who also play at the highest level in Europe was the toughest.
He said the game required a lot of mental strength, adding that the best game of his life was the 3-0 win over South Africa's Bafana Bafana played in Dobsonville stadium in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) competition.