Africa-Press – Lesotho. The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) has urged Basotho who are residing in neighbouring South Africa for various reasons to rally behind their senior national side Likuena during the 2023 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Comoros.

Likuena will host Comoros Islands at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on June 17. The Lesotho National team will no longer use Dobsonvill Stadium as it was also declared not fit for International games.

LeFA Media Officer, Mr. Mikia Kalati told the Agency on Thursday that LeFA urges Basotho residing in South Africa to rally behind their beloved team Likuena by filling up the Orlando Stadium.

He believed that their presence will spur the players to beat their rivals in order to restore the Likuena’s dented image and to finish the last Likuena home game on a high note.

The LeFA Media Officer said it was a well-known fact that Likuena was forced to play their matches in South Africa due to the unavailability of Setsoto Stadium, which was deemed unfit to host international matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

He confessed that this decision has negatively affected Likuena’s performance as well as Basotho who will have to travel a long distance from Lesotho to Johannesburg to watch their team in action.

“Besides having negatively affected Basotho, the decision has also left the local corporate businesses as well as street vendors who would sell their items whenever Likuena played at home displeased,” he said.

He noted that instead of Likuena players staying in local hotels during preparations for international matches, they look for accommodation in South Africa.

Furthermore, he said tickets for the 2023 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Lesotho and Comoros will go on sale on Monday, June 12 at 12 noon.

“They will sell at Computicket in Lesotho and South Africa to make them easily accessible for those who wish to travel to Johannesburg as well as those already residing in South Africa,” he explained.

The match against Comoros scheduled on June 17 will be the last home match for Likuena before the boys from the Mountain Kingdom complete their 2023 AFCON campaign in Group H by flying to West Africa in September to face Ivory Coast, who are the hosts of the next year’s prestigious continental showpiece.

Likuena is currently rooted bottom of Group H after not having won any single game but drew once against Ivory Coast and lost thrice against Comoros 2-0 away and twice against Zambia both away and home. Only the top teams finishers in each group will proceed to the AFCON finals plus the host nation Ivory Coast as well as the best losers.

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