Lesotho football team


Founded : 1932
Captain : Mohapi Ntobo
Association : Lesotho Football Association
Head coach : Mochini Matete
Arenas/Stadiums : Setsoto Stadium
Kit Colour Home / Away :Blue/Green
FIFA Ranking :141
Official Website :http://lesothofootball.com/
 
Achievements:
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About:

The Lesotho national football team (Afrikaans: Lesothaanse nasionale sokkerspan), nicknamed the Likuena (Crocodiles), is the national team of Lesotho and is controlled by the Lesotho Football Association. The country has never qualified for the final stages of the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations.

Background:

Despite been formed in 1932, the Lesotho Football Association did not gain membership of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world governing body for association football, until 1964. Also in 1964, LEFA gained membership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF is the controlling body for African association football and membership of it is required to compete in qualifying for Africa Cup of Nations or the event itself. LEFA is also part of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) which acts as an association of football associations for Southern African countries. Lesotho joined COSAFA in 1997 which is the year COSAFA was formed. COSAFA organises the COSAFA Cup, a competition Lesotho has finished runner-up in once.

LEFA runs the Lesotho national football team, whose first international match was a 2–1 win against Malawi in 1970. The Lesotho national team has never qualified for an Africa Cup of Nations or a World Cup but they have competed in multiple COSAFA Cups with the first being the 1999 edition. The national team reached the final of the 2000 COSAFA Cup but lost 6–0 on aggregate to Zimbabwe. LEFA also helps in the running of the Lesotho women's national football team. They played their first international match in 1998 and have since competed in the COSAFA Women's Championship on two occasions. In Lesotho, the Lesotho Premier League is the top domestic football league. The winner of the league qualifies for the CAF Champions League. As of October 2016 the president of LEFA is Salemane Phafane.

Squad:

Number 

Position 

Player

1

GK

Mohau Koenane

16

GK

Likano Mphuthi

22

GK

Kananelo Makhooane

-

DF

Sepiriti Malefane

-

DF

Basia Makepe

-

DF

Tlale Maile

-

DF

Thabo Masualle

-

DF

Nkau Lerotholi

14

DF

Bokang Mothoana

-

DF

Tsoanelo Koetle

-

MF

Emmanuel Lekhanya

-

MF

Makara Ntaitsane

-

MF

Phafa Tsosane

4

MF

Motlalepula Mofolo

-

MF

Khoto Sesinyi

12

MF

Bushi Moletsane

11

FW

Tsepo Seturumane

17

FW

Thulo Ranchobe

-

FW

Tsepo Lekhoana

-

FW

Thapelo Tale