Lesotho/June 12, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/2435 views /Lesotho Likuena fall to Botswana – Lesotho Timesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelMoorosi Tsiane LESOTHO once again stumbled and failed to make it into the COSAFA Cup final as they went down 2-1 against Botswana in the ongoing tournament in Durban, South Africa. Likuena were last year knocked out in the semi-finals by the eventual winners Zimbabwe. Botswana’s goals came from striker Joel Mogorosi and Segolame Boy while Lesotho’s consolation goal came from substitute Motebang Sera. Botswana found its opener inside the opening 10 minutes with Mogorosi heading Mothusi Cooper’s cross over Nkau Lerotholi. The Zebras continued to dominate Likuena and their efforts paid off on the half hour mark when Boy scored from outside the penalty area. ALSO READ Mahao rallies a declaration of war: Thabane - Lesotho TimesLesotho made a first half substitute pulling out midfielder Sepirit Malefane for striker Sera five minutes before the break. The substitute nearly eventually produced results for Lesotho as the side started looking dangerous in attack but Jane Thabantšo wasted a chance to cut down the lead shortly before the break as his shot unmarked inside the penalty area went wide. Two minutes after the break, Lesotho made another change pulling out defender Thetsane Lesia for Thapelo Tale. ALSO READ Spy boss warns Thabane - Lesotho TimesThe last change came on the hour mark with Nkoto Masoabi making way for Lehlohonolo Fothoane whose introduction also brightened Mpitsa Marai’s side. However, Lesotho only found a consolation goal towards the dying minutes of the match with Sera heading home Basia Makepe’s headed cross back from a Tshwarelo Bereng corner. Lesotho’s last chance came on the 90th minute after Fothoane was fouled a few metres outside Botswana’s penalty area but Hlompho Kalake’s shot found the wall. ALSO READ Linare crowned Women Nation’s champions - Lesotho TimesThe loss dashed Marai’s hopes of making it to the semifinals both as a player (2000) and as a coach. Marai said he was unhappy with the loss as his side conceded easy goals. “We started slowly and we couldn’t connect with passes,” Marai said. “Maybe it’s because we conceded early but again, those were silly goals that we were not supposed to concede. “We will go back and try to regroup as the focus now shifts to third place,” Marai said. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Lesotho share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleZambia Police Arrests Malawian National for Defiling Step Daughternext articleJapan’s Abe in Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsRelated PostsLesotho/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Prime Minister Nqosa Mahao!!! – Lesotho TimesLesotho/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Major victory for Mahao – Lesotho TimesThabane dodges no confidence vote – Lesotho TimesMetsing the unlikely saviour of Thabane – Lesotho Times Police bosses in near gunfight – Lesotho TimesJealous husband murders wife – Lesotho TimesPolice to stage protest march over salaries – Lesotho TimesSwiss university honours Moleleki – Lesotho TimesABC, DC form alliance – Lesotho TimesQuthing hosts Day of African Child commemorations – Lesotho Times Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.