MASERU — Lesotho senior national team, Likuena, will
tomorrow report for training as the team prepares for the upcoming friendly
game against Swaziland scheduled for Setsoto stadium on October 14 and 15.
The training camp will give the Likuena technical
team a chance to assess their players and bring new faces to the team. The coaches want to have regular camps with the
players and keep the squad in good shape for their 2014 world cup qualifier
against Zambia early next year. Likuena coach, Leslie
Notši, has for the first time called up in-form Matlama rising star Phafa
Tšosane along with Lioli goalkeeper Liteboho Mokhehle.
Apart from the starlet
duo, Notši has kept faith in most of the players who in August played in the
tri-nations tournament in Botswana and have been involved in the 2014 World Cup
qualifiers with the team. The Likuena coach said his
hope is to see the team playing friendly matches during the Fifa calendar
against stronger African opponents.
“It is important that we
utilise the Fifa calendar days and play friendly matches against stronger
continental teams,” said the coach. “Countries like Malawi and
Zimbabwe are doing well in both the African and world cup qualifiers and
playing them would help our progress,” he said.
Notši said he aims to have
regular camps with his team and his door will always be open new faces.
The former Matlama and
Lioli coach told the Sunday Express that he will regularly be in contact
with the premier league team’s coaches to get updates on the performance of the
players who have impressed
him. “We have drawn the programme as the
technical team of the national team and our hope is to benefit from the
upcoming 2013 Africa Cup of Nations that will be staged in South Africa,” said
will try to negotiate with different football associations of the qualified
teams to play them as part of their preparations when they come to South
Africa,” said Notši.