Lesotho national football team

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Lesotho
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Likuena (Crocodiles)
Association Lesotho Football Association
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Seephephe Matete
Captain Ralekoti Mokhahlane
Home stadium Setsoto Stadium
FIFA code LES
FIFA ranking 122 Decrease 4 (27 November 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 105 (August 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking 149
Highest Elo ranking 141 (13 November 1994)
Lowest Elo ranking 171 (April 2000)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Lesotho 1–2 Madagascar 
(Lesotho; March 7, 1971)
Biggest win
 Lesotho 5–0 Swaziland 
(Maseru, Lesotho; April 14, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Zambia 9–0 Lesotho Lesotho
(August 8, 1988)

The Lesotho national football team, 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.

Achievements[edit]

COSAFA Cup :

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

 
  • 1990 to 1992Did not enter
  • 1994Did not qualify
  • 1996Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998Banned for withdrawing in 1996
  • 2000 to 2010Did not qualify
  • 2012Did not enter
  • 2013Did not qualify

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers against Liberia.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohau Koenane (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 29) 7 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
1GK Likano Mphuthi 0 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
1GK Kananelo Makhooane (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Sepiriti Malefane (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
2DF Basia Makepe (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Lesotho
2DF Tlale Maile (1987-08-16) August 16, 1987 (age 27) 5 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
2DF Thabo Masualle (1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 29) 27 2 Lesotho Lioli FC
2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 24) 17 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
14 2DF Bokang Mothoana (1987-12-02) December 2, 1987 (age 27) 17 2 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Tsoanelo Koetle (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 22) 24 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
3MF Emmanuel Lekhanya (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Makara Ntaitsane 1 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Phafa Tšosane 1 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
4 3MF Motlalepula Mofolo (1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 28) 16 0 Algeria MC Saïda
3MF Khoto Sesinyi (1977-03-06) March 6, 1977 (age 37) 17 0 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
12 3MF Bushi Moletsane (1984-01-02) January 2, 1984 (age 30) 26 1 Lesotho Lioli FC
11 4FW Tšepo Seturumane (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
17 4FW Thulo Ranchobe (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 31) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
4FW Tšepo Lekhoana (1988-09-07) September 7, 1988 (age 26) 10 1 South Africa Maluti FET College
4FW Thapelo Tale (1988-04-22) April 22, 1988 (age 26) 13 1 Andorra FC Andorra

Recent squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Liteboho Mokhesi (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 29) 1 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
16 1GK Phasumane Kholuoe (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 31) 7 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
2DF Thabiso Maile (1987-01-27) January 27, 1987 (age 27) 11 2 Lesotho Bantu FC
2DF Ngoako Mapheelle (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
5 2DF Mohapi Ntobo (captain) (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 30) 13 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
3MF Mosiuoa Boseka (1991-12-31) December 31, 1991 (age 22) 2 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
3MF Tumelo Bereng (1992-01-08) January 8, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 South Africa Highlands Park
3MF Moitheri Ntobo (1979-11-14) November 14, 1979 (age 35) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
3MF Thapelo Mokhele (1986-04-18) April 18, 1986 (age 28) 21 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
3MF Jeremiah Kamele (1986-04-18) April 18, 1986 (age 28) 21 1 Lesotho Joy FC
3MF Libie Mojela Letsie (1984-08-23) August 23, 1984 (age 30) 5 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
3MF Moli Lesesa (1984-04-01) April 1, 1984 (age 30) 13 1 Lesotho Joy FC
3MF Sello Muso (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 28) 22 4 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Taeli Ramashalane (1984-02-01) February 1, 1984 (age 30) 3 0 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
3MF Molefe Lekoekoe (1990-02-26) February 26, 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
3MF Nyakhane Nyakhane (1973-11-01) November 1, 1973 (age 41) 3 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Lire Phiri (1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 35) 4 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
2 3MF Ralekoti Mokhahlane (1986-06-03) June 3, 1986 (age 28) 17 0 Liechtenstein FC Balzers
8 3MF Molibeli Janefeke (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 28) 2 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
10 3MF Katleho Moleko (1986-08-28) August 28, 1986 (age 28) 15 0 South Africa Santos
15 3MF Litšepe Marabe (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 22) 4 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
19 3MF Mabuti Potloane (1986-01-15) January 15, 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Lesotho Linare FC
4FW Sunny Jane (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 23) 2 0 United States Wilmington Hammerheads
4FW Mokoenanyane Moahloli (1984-06-22) June 22, 1984 (age 30) 0 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
7 4FW Lehlomela Ramabele (1992-04-14) April 14, 1992 (age 22) 10 1 Botswana Botswana Defence Force XI
9 4FW Tsiu Moorosi (1987-05-11) May 11, 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Lesotho Linare FC
4FW Dlomo Monaphathi (1987-09-09) September 9, 1987 (age 27) 5 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Mpho Matsinyane (1983-10-23) October 23, 1983 (age 31) 1 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Reitumetse Moloisane (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 29) 13 1 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
4FW Mokone Marabe (1977-02-17) February 17, 1977 (age 37) 4 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Mokheti Matsora (1984-11-15) November 15, 1984 (age 30) 2 0 Lesotho LMPS
4FW Katleho Moleko (1986-08-24) August 24, 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC

Managers[edit]

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