Likuena get clean bill of health for Botswana clash
Lesotho national team physiotherapist Tanki Putsoane has reported a clean bill of health from their camp ahead of Saturday’s COSAFA Cup clash against Botswana at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium.
Leslie Notsi’s charges head into the match high on confidence after a Motebang Sera’s brace handed them a 2-1 victory over Zambia on Thursday.
Likuena, as the Lesotho team is affectionately known, reached the semi-finals in the last three editions of the regional competition and a win over Botswana can take them a step closer to their fourth consecutive semi-final spot.
Their final Group A match will be against South Africa, who currently occupy first position with six points after beating Botswana and Eswatini in their two opening matches respectively.
“We head into Saturday’s match with Botswana with a clean bill of health. We had three players nursing minor injuries after the game with Zambia, but all of them trained with the team on Friday, and are in good shape” the Lesotho physiotherapist said.
“They are all available for selection, but we will be monitoring them closely during the game with Botswana on Saturday.”
Lesotho will also be boosted by the return of attacking midfielder Jane Thabantso, who missed the victory over Zambia after he was dismissed early in the game against Eswatini.