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Zebras and Lesotho renew rivalry

2015-07-02 13:08
Kabelo Dambe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With their first leg clash failing to produce any goals, Botswana and Lesotho are set to renew their rivalry when they meet this weekend for the return leg of their 2016 CAF African Nations Championships qualifier in Gaborone.

The hosts, also known as the Zebras, will have to go all out and not disappoint their home supporters, aiming for a victory.

Although coach Peter Butler named a strong starting XI in the reverse clash, they failed to create enough goal scoring chances and they managed to settle for a goalless draw in the mountainous kingdom.

Butler will hope his Township Rollers goalkeeper Mwampole Masule is in fine form between the posts should he start, considering the absence of Platinum Stars’ Kabelo Dambe, as CHAN prohibits the selection of foreign-based players.

Forwards Jerome Ramatlhakwane and Lemponye Tshireletso will also be tasked with opening the Likuena defence upfront and break the deadlock to bag the full three points.

Shifting focus to the visitors, coach Seephephe Matete’s charges will hope to get a positive result away to the Zebras with players such as Ts'oanelo Koetle and left back Nketsi Rankhasa.

Nevertheless, Likuena’s failure to score and use the home advantage could work against them as they are on the road to Botswana, considering the fact that Butler’s men could have the edge over them.

The match is scheduled to get underway at Gaborone on Saturday afternoon and reports from Botswana suggest that Likuena have already landed in the country.

Read more on:    lesotho  |  botswana  |  chan 2016  |  chan qualifiers  |  soccer

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