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
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
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.