MASERU — Likuena coach, Leslie Notši, has announced an unchanged side to face South Africa in a friendly match next Sunday.
The team will also play Zambia in the second leg match of the 2014 World Cup qualifier in Ndola on June 8 and Ghana in Maseru the following weekend.
The Vodacom premier league top goal scorer, Tšepo Seturumane, is among the new faces in the team alongside teammate Ngoako Mapheele of Lioli and Linare striker Moorosi Tšiu.
“We have a tough friendly match against South Africa as well as the two World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Ghana and had to remain with the same team because continuity is very important at this stage,” Notši said.
The Likuena mentor said he could not make big changes to the team especially in the goalkeeping department where first choice goalkeeper, Mohau Kuenane, has been having off the field problems with his club Lioli.
Kuenane has been in and out of the team but Notši said his experience at international level is very vital in the team.
“I have tried a number of young and promising keepers in the league, but we had to keep our faith in Kuenane because he has been part of the team for a very long time,” he said.
He said his team has not had the best of preparations since their one-all draw against Zambia in March and they have to double their efforts going into the upcoming matches.
“It is very tough because we have not had time to prepare the team well, but we remain confident that we will do well,” said Notši.
The Likuena coach said he is hopeful Seturumane can transform his goal scoring form into the national team.
The striker leads the goal scoring charts with 16 goals heading into the last weekend of the 2012-13 season and is favourite for the golden boot award.
“He has shown a lot of promise and potential and we hope that he can bring his goal scoring touch into the team,” he said.
“The reason behind his selection was because of his abilities as a striker and the technical team will be looking to him to change the team’s goal scoring problems,” said Notši.
Matlama captain, Nkau Lerotholi, is also back in the team after missing the game against Zambia in March.
Mohau KUENANE, Lioli
Kholuoe PHASUMANE, LCS
Tlali MAILE, Bantu
Janfeke MOLIBELI, LDF
Thabo MASUALLE, Lioli
Nkau LEROTHOLI, Matlama FC
Moitheri NTOBO, LCS FC
Bokang MOTHOANA, US Monstir (Tunisia)
Ngoako MAPHEELLE, Lioli FC
Mabuti POTLOANE, Linare FC
Litsepe MARABE, Bantu FC
Motlalepula MOFOLO, Lioli FC
Ralekoti MOKHAHLANE, LCS FC
Katleho MOLEKO, RC Athletico (Cape Town, RSA)
Lehlomela RAMABELE, Likhopo FC
Tsepo LEKHOOANA, Maluti FET College (RSA)
Thulo RANCHOBE, LCS FC
Tsepo SETURUMANE, Lioli FC
Moorosi TSIU, Linare FC
Mojela LETSIE, LDF FC