Lesotho: ‘Likuena Coaches Cautious’ – allAfrica.com

The Likuena technical team has been extremely cautious not to stretch the players in the senior national soccer team’s preparations for the trip to Sierra Leone for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next Wednesday.

The side will return to host the Super Eagles of Nigeria at Setsoto Stadium four days later.

Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) information officer Mikia Kalati yesterday told the Lesotho Times that the technical team has been very cautious in its preparations.

Kalati said in preparation for the two matches, the side travelled to Johannesburg yesterday and played GladAfrica Championship side and Nedbank Cup champions, TS Galaxy.

He however, said while they were hard at work, the coaches have been cautious not to stretch the players in the knowledge that most of them have had busy schedules in the last two weeks. He said the technical team is doing all they can to ensure that they give the players time to recover.

“As part of the preparations, the team played a friendly against TS Galaxy today (yesterday) and they will probably be back in the country tomorrow (today) morning,” Kalati said.

“On arrival they will rest and are expected to leave the country on Saturday.

“The technical team has tried to work on the players’ recovery. The last two weeks have been busy and some players showed signs of fatigue. So, the programme has been more about recovery this week. They also had a swimming pool session on Monday when they got into camp.”