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March 23, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

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Sera breaks silence on club, national team

Sera breaks silence on club, national team

Likuena striker, Motebang Sera

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  • The striker excited about the call up in Likuena
  • Sera says the matches against Seychelles are too important

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LIKUENA striker, Motebang Sera has finally broken his silence about the national squad since leaving Royal AM for Golden Arrows in the South African DSTV Premier League.

The former Matlama striker left AM, who purchased the status of Bloemfontein Celtic, to reunite with mentor and countryman, Lehlohonolo Seema at Arrows.

Speaking on his selection in the final Likuena squad for the two upcoming matches with Seychelles, the 26-year-old admitted that he is grateful that his country still appreciates him despite the challenges his career has faced in recent months.

“I’m really excited and grateful to have been given a call-up despite the challenges I have been experiencing at club level in recent months,” Sera said.

“It shows that my country appreciates me even in difficult times. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the team.”

The lanky marksman also spoke about Likuena’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations back-to-back preliminary games against Seychelles. 

“The two matches against Seychelles are very important to us as we want to qualify to the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations,” the striker also said.

“We know that the performance hasn’t been good in recent years and we have to go all out to restore the pride of our country.

“We owe it to Basotho and the football fraternity in the Mountain Kingdom. A good result can work magic for all of u,” he said.

Seychelles hosted the first leg match at the Cote D’OR Stadium in Mauritius on Wednesday while the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) will host the second leg encounter at the Dobsonville Stadium in Gauteng province, South Africa on Sunday, March 27.

The winner of the two-legged affair will secure a place in the group stage of the continental tournament qualifiers to be staged in Ivory Coast in 2023.

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Lesotho and Seychelles are among a host of countries in the continent that will have to stage their international matches in neighbouring countries.

This is after the Setsoto Stadium was listed among stadiums suspended by the Confederations of African Football (CAF), as it does not meet required standards to host international matches.

The Minister of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation, Honourable Likeleli Tampane recently told journalists, that the government was too broke to finish the renovations at Setsoto Stadium as well as funding Likuena in their two matches against Seychelles.

 

 

 

 

 

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