Lesotho national football team

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Lesotho
Nickname(s) Likuena (Crocodiles)
Association Lesothaanse Voetbal-assosiasie
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Adam Siddorn
Most caps Bushi Moletsane (53)
Top scorer Refiloe Potse (9)
Home stadium Setsoto Stadium
FIFA code LES
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 142 Increase 4 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest 105 (August 2014)
Lowest 185 (August 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 133 Increase 13 (27 March 2019)[2]
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

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

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

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

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

Managers

Kit Suppliers

International match records

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

References

  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.
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