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Likuena humiliated in Ghana

Mikia Kalati

MASERU — Likuena were thrashed 7-0 by Ghana in a Group D World Cup qualifier at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday.
The Black stars opened the scoring just 15 minutes into the game through star midfielder, Sulley Muntari, in a one-sided match.
The striking duo of Jordan Ayew and Dominic Adiyiah scored a brace each while Christian Atsu and Jerry Akaminko weighed in with a goal each to mark a perfect start for new Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.
The match was however blighted by a 50 minute hold up due to power failure nine minutes into the second half.
The Black Stars were leading 4-0 at the time and scored twice after the power was restored.
The defeat at the hands of the Black Stars was the worst for Lesotho in over 20 years and equals the 7-0 loss suffered at the hands of the then Zaire in 1993.
“The outcome of the match gave the whole picture of the suffering we had to go through before we arrived in Ghana,” said one of the players.
“It was really mad if we were expected to get a good result in that match after we only landed in Kumasi less than eight hours before the tie.”
The Lesotho team arrived in Kumasi on Friday morning after they were stranded at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Likuena left the country on Tuesday morning.
“Somebody should come out and explain this mess to the country,” the player said.
“It was a very painful trip. We all think that it’s high time that the association is run by people who understand football and love it by heart,” said the disgruntled player.
Meanwhile, Lefa public relations officer, Baba Malephane told the Sunday Express that he is not in a position to talk about the team until he has met with its management.

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