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Senong announces final squad for Benin clashes

South Africa-based midfielder Tšoarelo Bereng


Nov. 6, 2020 2 min read

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LIKUENA head coach Thabo Senong has announced his final squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations back-to-back matches against Benin scheduled for November 14 and 17 in Cotonou and Maseru respectively.

South Africa-based midfielder Tšoarelo Bereng, who recently left Black Leopards for First Division Side-TS Sporting was the surprise omission from the final Likuena squad.

However, Senong announced that the door is still open for Bereng to make a comeback into the team as they felt his confidence was not at its best for the two matches against the West African country.

Manonyane’s Tumelo Ngatane is among the new faces in the squad and is hopeful to win his first Likuena cap in the two matches against Benin.

The likes of Thabo Lesooana, Thabo Matšoele and Thabane Malane are other players in the squad, who are still uncapped with the senior national team.

“We just completed our fourth-week of training with the local based players and I want to thank the Association for the support they have given us throughout this period,” Senong said.

“I should also thank the coaching staff, physical trainers and our medical team. We cannot forget our COVID-19 compliance officer because it the first time working under these conditions, which are different from what we were used to.


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“The confidence is coming back and their level of fitness has also improved. We have to remember that these players had a long layoff. We have to thank them because obviously it wasn’t easy for them as well. The team is getting strong mentally and physically,” he added.

Senong also announced that Bantu star midfielder Hlompho Kalake will miss the first leg against Benin due to suspension, but will be available for the return leg in Maseru.

Likuena final squad:

Goalkeepers: Ntsane Lichaba, Sekhoane Moerane

Defenders: Basia Makepe, Nkau Lerotholi, Motlomelo Mkhwanazi, Lisema Lebokollane, Bokang Sello, Thabang Malane, Thabo Matšoele.

Midfielders: Tumelo Ngatane, Tšepo Toloane, Lehlohonolo Fothoane, Litšepe Marabe, Jane Thabantšo, Jane Tšotleho, Tumelo Khutlang, Thabo Lesooana, Thabo Seakhoa.

Strikers: Motebang Sera, Tšepo Seturumane, Nkoto Masoabi.

 

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