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Monday, July 18, 2016

Lesotho up four spots in FIFA Rankings

Lesotho has moved up FIFA's rankings
Lesotho has moved up four spots on the FIFA rankings after a positive COSAFA Castle Cup in Namibia last month where Likuena reached the quarterfinals. Lesotho is up to 151st in the world in the latest FIFA rankings, 46th in Africa.

Likuena won three games at the tournament beating Mauritius, Angola and Malawi in the group stage before losing to South Africa in the quarterfinals.

So far Lesotho has only one match remaining in 2016, the side’s final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria on September 2 in Algiers.

To transfer news and Vodacom Premier League side LCS have reportedly made an offer for Likuena and Bantu midfielder Sepiriti Malefane. Malefane has been at the Mafeteng giants for the last two seasons but he has been training with Masheshena since the start of pre-season two weeks ago.

Malefane would fill many needs for LCS. He can play anywhere in defence and can also operate in midfield. He is also a young talent, a stated requirement by LCS as the club seeks to re-build a squad that can challenge for the league title.

Another Bantu player that may be prized away from Mafeteng is midfielder Hlompho Kalake who remains strongly linked with a move to Matlama. Tse Putsoa want to add the Lesotho international to bolster their squad and as a back-up plan in case Phafa Tšosane moves to LMPS.

Staying with Bantu, the club hosted a successful gala dinner on Saturday evening at Avani Maseru Hotel. The event was graced by Muvhango actor Sindi Dlathu who stars as Thandaza, Dingaan Mokebe (who is James Motsamai) and Palo Mokoailane who plays Pheko Mokoena.

Lesedi FM radio presenter Nyakallo Leine, who is popularly known as Ba2cada, also attended the glitzy show.

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