Lesotho national football team

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Lesotho
Nickname(s) Likuena (Crocodiles)
Association Lesotho Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coach Seephephe Matete
Home stadium Setsoto Stadium
FIFA code LES
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 150 Decrease 4 (15 September 2016)
Highest 105 (August 2014)
Lowest 185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 149
Highest 141 (13 November 1994)
Lowest 171 (April 2000)
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 1992 – Did not enter
  • 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998 – Banned for withdrawing in 1996
  • 2000 to 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2012 – Did not enter
  • 2013 to 2015 – Did 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
1 1GK Mohau Koenane (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 31) 7 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
16 1GK Likano Mphuthi 0 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
22 1GK Kananelo Makhooane (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Sepiriti Malefane (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 (age 22) 2 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
2DF Basia Makepe (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Lesotho
2DF Tlale Maile (1987-08-16) August 16, 1987 (age 29) 5 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
2DF Thabo Masualle (1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 31) 27 2 Lesotho Lioli FC
2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 25) 17 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
14 2DF Bokang Mothoana (1987-12-02) December 2, 1987 (age 28) 17 2 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Tsoanelo Koetle (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 23) 24 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
3MF Emmanuel Lekhanya (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Makara Ntaitsane 1 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Phafa Tsosane 1 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
4 3MF Motlalepula Mofolo (1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 30) 16 0 Algeria MC Saïda
3MF Khoto Sesinyi (1977-03-06) March 6, 1977 (age 39) 17 0 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
12 3MF Bushi Moletsane (1984-01-02) January 2, 1984 (age 32) 26 1 Lesotho Lioli FC
11 4FW Tsepo Seturumane (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
17 4FW Thulo Ranchobe (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 33) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
4FW Tsepo Lekhoana (1988-09-07) September 7, 1988 (age 28) 10 1 South Africa Maluti FET College
4FW Thapelo Tale (1988-04-22) April 22, 1988 (age 28) 13 1 Lesotho Likhopo

Recent squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Liteboho Mokhesi (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 31) 1 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
16 1GK Phasumane Kholuoe (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 33) 7 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
2DF Thabiso Maile (1987-01-27) January 27, 1987 (age 29) 11 2 Lesotho Bantu FC
2DF Ngoako Mapheelle (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989 (age 27) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
5 2DF Mohapi Ntobo (captain) (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 32) 13 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
3MF Mosiuoa Boseka (1991-12-31) December 31, 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
3MF Tumelo Bereng (1992-01-08) January 8, 1992 (age 24) 1 0 South Africa Highlands Park
3MF Moitheri Ntobo (1979-11-14) November 14, 1979 (age 36) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
3MF Thapelo Mokhele (1986-04-18) April 18, 1986 (age 30) 21 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
3MF Jeremiah Kamele (1986-04-18) April 18, 1986 (age 30) 21 1 Lesotho Joy FC
3MF Libie Mojela Letsie (1984-08-23) August 23, 1984 (age 32) 5 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
3MF Moli Lesesa (1984-04-01) April 1, 1984 (age 32) 13 1 Lesotho Joy FC
3MF Sello Muso (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 30) 22 4 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Taeli Ramashalane (1984-02-01) February 1, 1984 (age 32) 3 0 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
3MF Molefe Lekoekoe (1990-02-26) February 26, 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
3MF Nyakhane Nyakhane (1973-11-01) November 1, 1973 (age 42) 3 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
3MF Lire Phiri (1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 37) 4 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
2 3MF Ralekoti Mokhahlane (1986-06-03) June 3, 1986 (age 30) 17 0 Liechtenstein FC Balzers
8 3MF Molibeli Janefeke (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 30) 2 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
10 3MF Katleho Moleko (1986-08-28) August 28, 1986 (age 30) 15 0 South Africa Santos
15 3MF Litšepe Marabe (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 24) 4 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
19 3MF Mabuti Potloane (1986-01-15) January 15, 1986 (age 30) 4 0 Lesotho Linare FC
4FW Sunny Jane (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 25) 2 0 United States Wilmington Hammerheads
4FW Mokoenanyane Moahloli (1984-06-22) June 22, 1984 (age 32) 0 0 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC
7 4FW Lehlomela Ramabele (1992-04-14) April 14, 1992 (age 24) 10 1 Botswana Botswana Defence Force XI
9 4FW Tsiu Moorosi (1987-05-11) May 11, 1987 (age 29) 0 0 Lesotho Linare FC
4FW Dlomo Monaphathi (1987-09-09) September 9, 1987 (age 29) 5 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Mpho Matsinyane (1983-10-23) October 23, 1983 (age 32) 1 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Reitumetse Moloisane (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 31) 13 1 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
4FW Mokone Marabe (1977-02-17) February 17, 1977 (age 39) 4 0 Lesotho Bantu FC
4FW Mokheti Matsora (1984-11-15) November 15, 1984 (age 31) 2 0 Lesotho LMPS
4FW Katleho Moleko (1986-08-24) August 24, 1986 (age 30) 4 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC

Managers[edit]

Kit Suppliers[edit]

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