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Makoanyane XI to begin training

Makoanyane XI head coach Bob Mafoso

Nov. 27, 2019 2 min read

MASERU – The under 20 squad popularly known as Makoanyane XI will resume a full training camp next week Monday as part of intensifying their preparations for the annual Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Men's under 20 Championship to be held in Lusaka, Zambia from December 4 – 14.

Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) communications officer Mikia Kalati said a total of 20 players would be on training camp until the team left for Zambia.
He said Makoanyane XI had been drawn against defending champions Amajita of South Africa along with islanders: Madagascar and Mauritius in Group B.
Kalati said the team's head coach Bob Mafoso described the draw as difficult but fair, as any country from the group stood a better chance to qualify for the next round of the tournament.
Hosts Zambia were drawn in Group A along-side Malawi, Botswana and Comoros while Group C consists of Angola, Mozambique, eSwatini and Seychelles.


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The top team in each pool will advance to the semi-finals along with the best-placed runner up.
Makoanyane XI played two international warm-up matches against their Botswana counterparts winning the first match 2-1. The teams met a week ago in Gaborone where they held one another to a goalless draw.

Makoanyane XI squad consists of:

Goalkeepers - Motlatsi Sebapala and Jessy Matsie

Defenders - Molikeng Makhebesela, Tebello Mosoeu, Tieho Ntulo, Mellere Samuel Lebetsa, Retselisitsoe Lekhula, Tuntu Moroahae and Itumeleng Leche.

Midfielders  - Tsele Rankhasa, Katiso Selili, Katiso Tsepe, Relebohile Thulo, Tšokolo Nyatamana, Katleho Rapuleng, Kananelo Rapuleng and Mohami Percy Mohami

Strikers - Tšeliso Botsane, Bonang Mohapi and Katleho Sefuthi.


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