Jelusic speaks as Likuena return to work
The Lesotho Senior National team, Likuena returned to work on Monday with a provisional squad of 26 local based players.
Likuena are preparing for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where they will face Zambia in back-to-back matches in March.
“We expect two very difficult and demanding games against the Zambian national team, considering the quality and international experience of the players who play for your national team, of course Zambia is the absolute favourite, but we will try to do our best and represent Lesotho with dignity,” Jelusic said.
“I have the deepest respect for Zambian football because of the results that Zambia has achieved in the past and the talent of the Zambian players that I have personally seen.
“On the other hand, Zambia is the winner of the last COSAFA competition, which means that even without the excellent internationals playing in Europe and other countries, Zambia is currently the best team in the region. That speaks volumes about the strength and potential of Zambian football.”
Likuena 26-man local based Provisional
Goalkeepers: Sekhoane Moerane (LMPS),Tankiso Chaba (LCS), Jersey Matsie (Lioli), Mosoeu Seahlolo(LCS).
Defenders: Motlalepula Phahlahla (Swallow), Mohlomi Makhetha (LCS), Rethabile Mokokoane (Matlama), Rethabile Senkoto & Rethabile Rasethuntsa (both Linare), Motlomelo Mkhwanazi & Leluma Phosholi (Bantu), Lehlohonolo Lenka, & Kopano Tseka (LCS), Basia Makepe (LMPS), Tsiame Ramabele (LDF).
Midfielders: Koenehelo Mothala (Linare), Neo Mokhachane & Lehlohonolo Fothoane (Bantu), Thabang Malane ( LCS), Tsepo Toloane & Lehlohonolo Matsau (LDF), Tsepang Sefali, Linare, Thabo Mafatle, Lisema Lebokollane, Tumelo Makha (Lioli).
Forwards: Rets’elisitsoe Mopeli (LDF), Jane Thabants’o (Matlama), Lemohang Lintsa (LU FC).