Lesotho national football team

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Lesotho
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Likuena (Crocodiles)
Association Lesothaanse Voetbal-assosiasie
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Most caps Bushi Moletsane (53)
Top scorer Refiloe Potse (9)
Home stadium Setsoto Stadium
FIFA code LES
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 146 Increase 1 (16 August 2018)
Highest 105 (August 2014)
Lowest 185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 155 (10 May 2018)
Highest 135 (June–August 1979, July–August 1980)
Lowest 173 (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)

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.

Achievements

COSAFA Cup :

Competition records

World Cup record

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
Uruguay 1930 to Mexico 1970 Did not enter Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 6
Argentina 1978 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
Mexico 1986 Withdrew Withdrew
Italy 1990
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 3
Germany 2006 2 0 1 1 1 4
South Africa 2010 6 0 0 6 2 16
Brazil 2014 8 2 3 3 7 17
Russia 2018 2 0 2 0 1 1
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 24 2 8 14 14 54

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Sudan 1957 to Cameroon 1972 Did not enter
Egypt 1974 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1976 Withdrew
Ghana 1978 Did not enter
Nigeria 1980 Did not qualify
Libya 1982
Ivory Coast 1984 Withdrew
Egypt 1986 Did not enter
Morocco 1988 Withdrew
Algeria 1990 Did not enter
Senegal 1992
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Withdrew during qualifying
Burkina Faso 1998 Banned for withdrawing in 1996
Ghana Nigeria 2000 to
Angola 2010
Did not qualify
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did not enter
South Africa 2013 Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015
Gabon 2017
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021 To be determined
Guinea 2023 To be determined
Total 0/31

Recent results and fixtures

Current squad

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

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mohau Koenane (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 33) 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 26) 0 0 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Sepiriti Malefane (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 (age 24) 2 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
2DF Basia Makepe (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Lesotho
2DF Tlale Maile (1987-08-16) August 16, 1987 (age 31) 5 1 Lesotho Bantu FC
2DF Thabo Masualle (1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 33) 27 2 Lesotho Lioli FC
2DF Nkau Lerotholi (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 27) 17 0 Lesotho Matlama FC
14 2DF Bokang Mothoana (1987-12-02) December 2, 1987 (age 30) 17 2 Lesotho Likhopo FC
2DF Tsoanelo Koetle (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 25) 24 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
3MF Emmanuel Lekhanya (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 26) 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 32) 16 0 Algeria MC Saïda
3MF Khoto Sesinyi (1977-03-06) March 6, 1977 (age 41) 17 0 Lesotho Lesotho Prison Service
12 3MF Bushi Moletsane (1984-01-02) January 2, 1984 (age 34) 26 1 Lesotho Lioli FC
11 4FW Tsepo Seturumane (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 26) 2 0 Lesotho Lioli FC
17 4FW Thulo Ranchobe (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 35) 16 0 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services
4FW Tsepo Lekhoana (1988-09-07) September 7, 1988 (age 29) 10 1 South Africa Maluti FET College
4FW Thapelo Tale (1988-04-22) April 22, 1988 (age 30) 41 7 Lesotho Likhopo

Managers

Kit Suppliers

International match records

As of 8 June 2018[2]

  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
 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 4 1 2 1 3 5 −2
 Uganda 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3
 Zambia 14 0 6 8 7 36 −29
 Zimbabwe 21 2 5 14 20 49 −29
Total 262 48 76 138 207 442 −235

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  2. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Lesotho". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
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