Lesotho played to a 0-0 draw with Comoros on Wednesday in the first leg of the sides' preliminary 2018 World Cup qualifier. The match was played at the Stade De Beaumer in the Comoros capital city of Moroni.
Likuena ended the game with 10-men after goalkeeper Mohau Kuenane was red carded in the 84th minute for handling outside of the penalty box.
However, his dismissal had no bearing on the final score. The goalless result gives Lesotho a slight advantage heading into the second leg.
The second leg is scheduled for next week Tuesday at Sestoto Stadium. Kickoff will be at 18:00.
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Moitheri Ntobo was handed the captain’s armband in his first match back since he retired from international football last year after Lesotho's failed 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign. He partnered Nkau Lerotholi in central defence.
Because of Kuenane’s dismissal his understudy Sam Ketsekile will most likely be between in goals when the sides meet in the return leg. The winner will face Ghana in the next round.
Lesotho starting XI v Comoros
1. Mohau Kuenane
2. Tšoanelo Koetle
3. Thapelo Mokhehle
4. Nkau Lerotholi
5. Moitheri Ntobo (captain)
6. Ralekoti Mokhahlane
7. Lekhanya Lekhanya
8. Jeremea Kamela
9. Thapelo Tale
10. Hlompho Kalake
11. Tšepo Seturumane