Nov. 29, 2022


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Likuena to camp in SA

Likuena to camp in SA

Lesotho international, Katleho Makateng

Story highlights

    The camp forms part of team’s preparations for AFCON qualifiers next year
    Likuena held Cote d’Ivoire to goalless draw in first leg game of the tourney

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IN a bid to prepare for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in which Likuena will take on Cote d’Ivoire next year in March, the national squad is expected to camp in South Africa, where they are scheduled to play two friendly international games.

Although it is still unclear who the two opponents will be, the matches are, however, billed for December 5 and 9.

According to the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) Media Officer, Mikia Kalati, Likuena are forced to camp on foreign land because Setsoto stadium was banned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for not meeting international standards.
Kalati said as soon as logistical arrangements have been finalised, the two unidentified rivals will be named.

He said Katleho Makateng has since returned to his South African side, Richards Bay who are in the second position behind league pacesetters, Mamelodi Sundowns.
He said the duo of Motebang Sera and Tumelo Makha who also ply their soccer trade in South Africa, are still training with Likuena during this period when the DStv league is in recess, owing to the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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In the first leg of the AFCON qualifiers, Likuena held Cote d'Ivoire to a 0-0 draw at the Dobsonville stadium in Gauteng, South Africa.
That was Likuena’s second match after they were beaten 2-0 away by Comoros in the opening game of the tournament.
Likuena will also face Zambia's Chipolopolo twice before knowing their fate in the competition as only group leaders and the best losers will advance to the finals in Cote d'Ivoire. - LeNA



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