Likuena players to pocket M 22000 each if they defeat Cape Verde.
TOTAL 2019 AFCON QUALIFIERS
CAPE VERDE Vs LESOTHO
Kickoff:16:45 HR (Lesotho time)
Broadcasting: Supersport channel 11
Lesotho national football team “Likuena” are keen to write their names into African football history by joining Madagascar and Mauritania who have already qualified for African football tournament for the first time.
Lesotho Crocodiles clash with Cape Verde in praia in the last game of group L on Sunday evening .Southern African nation need to win and ensure their qualification for first time .
Uganda has already won the group with 13 points,There is only one slot remaining which Lesotho can claim if they hold their breath and defeat Cape Verde in Praia. However a draw can secure them qualification if Tanzania faults against Uganda in Da er salam on the same day.
Though they are away ,Lesotho head coach Moses Maliehe is confident his side can make it .
“It’s a very big game and more over we are away from home but I know my boys are looking forward to it and together we believe we can shine and make it ” said Maliehe.
Jane Ts’otleho who plays for Louisville city in USA will be a key man to watch in Likuena’s midfield.
Both teams played to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in September last year at Setsoto Studium and this time Lesotho will be against a very determined Blue Sharks side that can also qualify if they win at home and Tanzania fails to beat Uganda.
Experienced Malian center referee Muhamadou Keita who will be officiating his 52nd international match will be the centre referee of the day.
Earlier this week , Lesotho Minister of Gender,Youth, Sports and Recreation Dr Mahalo Phamotse said that the players will be rewarded with m22000 if they Qualify.Likuena players were given m6000 before they departed for Cape Verde.