• Lesotho coach Thabo Senong has named a 24-man provisional squad for 2021 Afcon qualifier against Sierra Leone & Nigeria scheduled for November.

The Southern Africa nation are in Group L alongside Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Benin.

The Crocodiles of Lesotho will kick start their campaign in Freetown against Sierra Leone on November 13th before taking on Nigeria a few days later.

They are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone on the 9th of November with a 26-man delegation, and the tie is scheduled to be played at the Siaka Steven Stadium.

Sierra Leone will face Lesotho for the first time in history. The two nations have never previously met at any international level, but one thing they do have in common is the colours of their national flags are the same.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone coach Sellas Tetteh has named 24-man home-based players in preparation ahead of matches against Lesotho and Benin next month.

All 21 players that represented Sierra Leone at the just-concluded West African Football Union (Wafu) Cup in Senegal are in the squad including Suffian Kolokoh, who scored the only goal that eliminated Liberia in the tournament that takes Sierra Leone to the quarter-finals.

Photo: Lesotho 1-1 Ethiopia FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier at Setsoto National Stadium, Maseru. 

Provisional Squad:

Goalkeepers: Sekhoane Moerane (LMPS), Ntsane Lichaba (BANTU) and Ntsane Molise (LIOLI)

Defenders:  Basia Makepa (LMPS), Bokang Sello (BANTU), Mohai Mohai(MATLAMA), Kopano Tseka (LCS), Motlomelo Mkhwanazi (TTM SA), Rethabile Rasethuntsa(LINARE), Lisema Lebokollane(MATLAMA, Nkau Lerotholi (LMPS).

Midfielders: Tshwarelo Bereng (BLACK LEOPARDS), Tumelo Khutlang (BLACK LEOPARDS), Lehlohonolo Fothoane(BANTU), Litsepe Marabe (BANTU), Mohau Rammoneng (LIPHAKOE), Phafa Tsosane (MATLAMA), Jane Thabantso (MATLAMA), Thabo Matsoele (LIPHAKOE), Thabo Seakhoa (LCS) and Hlompho Kalake (BANTU).

Strikers:  Nkoto Masoabi (REAL KINGS), Mokone Marabe (BANTU) Motebang Sera (BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC)

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