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 147 Increase 13
Highest FIFA ranking 120 (August 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 177 (April 2011)
Elo ranking 151
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

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and against Ghana.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mohau Koenane (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 29) 7 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
16 1GK Phasumane Kholuoe (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 30) 7 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
3 2DF Ngoako Mapheelle (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989 (age 24) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
5 2DF Mohapi Ntobo (captain) (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 29) 13 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
6 2DF Tlale Maile (1987-08-16) August 16, 1987 (age 26) 5 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
13 2DF Thabo Masualle (1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 28) 27 2 Lesotho Lioli FC
18 2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 23) 17 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
2 3MF Ralekoti Mokhahlane (1986-06-03) June 3, 1986 (age 27) 17 0 Liechtenstein FC Balzers
4 3MF Motlalepula Mofolo (1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 27) 16 0 Algeria MC Saïda
8 3MF Molibeli Janefeke (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 27) 2 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
10 3MF Katleho Moleko (1986-08-28) August 28, 1986 (age 27) 15 0 South Africa Santos
12 3MF Bushi Moletsane (1984-01-02) January 2, 1984 (age 30) 26 1 Lesotho Lioli FC
14 3MF Bokang Mothoana (1987-12-02) December 2, 1987 (age 26) 17 2 Lesotho Likhopo FC
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
21 3MF Libie Mojela Letsie (1984-08-23) August 23, 1984 (age 29) 5 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 26) 0 0 Lesotho Linare FC
11 4FW Tšepo Seturumane (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
17 4FW Thulo Ranchobe (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 31) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
20 4FW Tšepo Lekhoana (1988-09-07) September 7, 1988 (age 25) 10 1 South Africa Maluti FET College

Recent squad[edit]

# Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
16 Liteboho Mokhesi May 17, 1985 (age 28) Lesotho Matlama FC 1 (0)
Defenders
3 Thabiso Maile January 27, 1987 (age 26) Lesotho Bantu FC 11 (2)
5 Moitheri Ntobo November 14, 1979 (age 33) Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services 16 (0)
6 Thapelo Mokhele April 18, 1986 (age 27) Lesotho Bantu FC 21 (1)
11 Tsoanelo Koetle November 22, 1992 (age 20) Lesotho Lioli FC 4 (0)
20 Tumelo Bereng January 8, 1992 (age 21) South Africa Highlands Park 1 (0)
Midfielders
15 Mosiuoa Boseka December 31, 1991 (age 21) Lesotho Bantu FC 2 (0)
23 Jeremiah Kamele May 17, 1992 (age 21) Lesotho Joy FC 0 (0)
Strikers
8 Mokoenanyane Moahloli June 22, 1984 (age 29) Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC 0 (0)
9 Dlomo Monaphathi September 9, 1987 (age 25) Lesotho Bantu FC 5 (0)
11 Mpho Matsinyane October 23, 1983 (age 29) Lesotho Bantu FC 1 (0)
17 Thapelo Tale April 22, 1988 (age 25) Andorra FC Andorra 13 (1)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]