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The Lesotho national football team, nicknamed Likuena (the 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.

Lesotho
Nickname(s)Likuena (Crocodiles)
AssociationLesothaanse Voetbal-assosiasie
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coachAdam Siddorn
Most capsBushi Moletsane (53)
Top scorerRefiloe Potse (9)
Home stadiumSetsoto Stadium
FIFA codeLES
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 142 Increase 4 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest105 (August 2014)
Lowest185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 133 Increase 13 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest135 (June–August 1979, July–August 1980)
Lowest173 (April 2000)
First international
 Lesotho 2–1 Malawi 
(Malawi; August 8, 1970)
Biggest win
 Lesotho 5–0 Swaziland 
(Maseru, Lesotho; April 14, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Zambia 9–0 Lesotho 
(August 8, 1988)

Contents

AchievementsEdit

COSAFA Cup :

Competition recordsEdit

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 To be determined To be determined
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 24 2 8 14 14 54

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1957 to   1972 Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify
  1976 Withdrew
  1978 Did not enter
  1980 Did not qualify
  1982
  1984 Withdrew
  1986 Did not enter
  1988 Withdrew
  1990 Did not enter
  1992
  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 Did not qualify
  2015
  2017
  2019 To be determined
  2021 To be determined
  2023 To be determined
Total 0/31

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Monaheng Ramalefane (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Matlama
16 1GK Sam Ketsekile (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 38) 15 0   Lesotho Mounted Police Service
22 1GK Tankiso Chaba (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Liphakoe

2 2DF Innocent Moreomoholo (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 24) 9 0   Lioli
3 2DF Basia Makepe (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 28) 15 0   Lioli
4 2DF Bokang Sello (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 24) 8 0   Bantu
6 2DF Kopano Tseka (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 27) 8 0   Lioli
19 2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 28) 50 2   Matlama

5 3MF Tshwalero Bereng (1990-10-30) 30 October 1990 (age 28) 5 0   Black Leopards
7 3MF Hlompho Kalake (1994-09-02) 2 September 1994 (age 24) 12 0   Bantu
11 3MF Sunny Jane (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 27) 11 1   Louisville City
12 3MF Selebalo Moshoeshoe (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29) 0 0   Liphakoe
14 3MF Sepiriti Malefane (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 24) 5 0   Bantu
20 3MF Mabuti Potloane (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 33) 40 2   Linare

8 4FW Tsepo Toloane (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 21) 6 0   Lesotho Defence Force
9 4FW Sera Motebang (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 21 8   Matlama
13 4FW Thapelo Tale (1988-04-22) 22 April 1988 (age 31) 41 7   Likhopo
15 4FW Jane Thabantso (1996-01-22) 22 January 1996 (age 23) 13 1   Matlama
18 4FW Tumelo Khutlang (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 23) 10 2   Black Leopards

ManagersEdit

Kit SuppliersEdit

International match recordsEdit

As of 24 March 2019[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 29 5 11 13 22 33 −11
  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 2 0 0 2 2 4 −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 19 3 3 13 11 42 −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 11 0 4 7 4 20 −16
  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 4 0 1 3 0 8 −8
  Zambia 14 0 6 8 7 36 −29
  Zimbabwe 21 2 5 14 20 49 −29
Total 267 49 78 140 209 448 −239

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Lesotho". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 28 June 2017.