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Lesotho national football team

The Lesotho national football team, nicknamed Likuena (the Crocodiles), represents Lesotho in international football 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.

Lesotho
Nickname(s)Likuena (Crocodiles)
AssociationLesotho Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coachThabo Senong
Most capsBushi Moletsane (53)
Top scorerRefiloe Potse (9)
Home stadiumSetsoto Stadium
FIFA codeLES
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 138 Decrease 1 (24 October 2019)[1]
Highest105 (August 2014)
Lowest185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 134 Increase 4 (18 October 2019)[2]
Highest122 (June 1979)
Lowest179 (June 2016)
First international
 Lesotho 2–1 Malawi 
(Malawi; 8 August 1970)
Biggest win
 Lesotho 5–0 Swaziland 
(Maseru, Lesotho; 14 April 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Zambia 9–0 Lesotho 
(Botswana; 8 August 1988)

AchievementsEdit

COSAFA Cup :

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup finals record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1970 Did not enter Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 6
  1978 Did not enter Did not enter
  1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
  1986 Withdrew Withdrew
  1990
  1994 Did not enter Did not enter
  1998
    2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 3
  2006 2 0 1 1 1 4
  2010 6 0 0 6 2 16
  2014 8 2 3 3 7 17
  2018 2 0 2 0 1 1
  2022 2 0 2 0 1 1
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 26 2 10 14 15 55

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1963 Part of United Kingdom
  1965 to   1972 Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify
  1976 Withdrew
  1978 Did not enter
  1980 to   1982 Did not qualify
  1984 Withdrew
  1986 Did not enter
  1988 Withdrew
  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   2019 Did not qualify
  2021 To be determined
  2023 To be determined
  2025 To be determined
Total 0/32

COSAFA CupEdit

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Rank Pld W D L GF GA
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

Recent results and fixturesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia on 4 and 8 September 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Likano Mphuthing (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 20) 12 0   Lesotho Defence Force
16 1GK Lichaba Thabiso (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Bantu

2 2DF Motlomelo Mkhwanazi (1994-11-05) 5 November 1994 (age 25) 9 0   Bantu
3 2DF Basia Makepe (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 28) 37 1   Lesotho Mounted Police Service
4 2DF Rethabile Rasethuntsa (1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Linare
14 2DF Rethabile Mokokoana (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0
19 2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 29) 54 2   Matlama

5 3MF Tshwalero Bereng (1990-10-30) 30 October 1990 (age 29) 10 1   Black Leopards
6 3MF Lisema Lebokollane (1993-02-24) 24 February 1993 (age 26) 2 0   Matlama
7 3MF Hlompho Kalake (1994-09-02) 2 September 1994 (age 25) 42 2   Bantu
10 3MF Lehlohonolo Fothoane (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 22) 7 1   Bantu
11 3MF Tsoanelo Koetle (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 26) 48 2   Lioli
12 3MF Neo Mokhachane (1996-09-22) 22 September 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Bantu

8 4FW Tsepo Toloane (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 22) 13 0   Lesotho Defence Force
9 4FW Sera Motebang (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 27 7   Bloemfontein Celtic
13 4FW Masoabi Nkoto (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 27) 18 1   Real Kings
15 4FW Jane Thabantso (1996-01-22) 22 January 1996 (age 23) 46 5   Matlama
17 4FW Tsepo Seturumane (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 27) 32 7   Lioli
18 4FW Tumelo Khutlang (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 24) 28 2   Black Leopards

ManagersEdit

Kit SuppliersEdit

International matches recordEdit

As of 20 October 2019 after match against   Zimbabwe[3]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Algeria 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
  Angola 8 1 1 6 4 16 −12
  Botswana 30 5 11 14 23 35 −12
  Burkina Faso 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
  Burundi 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
  Cameroon 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
  Cape Verde 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
  Comoros 5 2 2 1 3 3 0
  DR Congo 7 0 4 3 4 17 −13
  Ethiopia 4 0 2 2 3 5 −2
  Gabon 4 0 1 3 3 10 −7
  Gambia 2 1 0 1 1 6 −5
  Ghana 7 0 1 6 7 23 −16
  Guinea 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2
  Kenya 8 1 4 3 6 10 −4
  Laos 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
  Liberia 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
  Libya 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  Madagascar 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
  Malawi 20 3 4 13 12 43 −31
  Malaysia 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
  Mauritius 14 6 3 5 23 22 +1
  Mozambique 22 3 7 12 9 31 −22
  Myanmar 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Namibia 11 3 4 4 12 12 0
  Niger 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
  Nigeria 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
  São Tomé and Príncipe 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1
  Senegal 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4
  Seychelles 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
  South Africa 13 2 4 7 10 22 −12
  Sudan 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
  Swaziland 40 12 13 15 41 46 −5
  Tanzania 5 2 2 1 4 5 −1
  Uganda 5 0 2 3 0 8 −8
  Zambia 14 0 6 8 7 36 −29
  Zimbabwe 24 2 7 15 23 54 −31
Total 277 51 84 142 221 459 −238

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Lesotho". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 28 June 2017.